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Petraeus resets Afghan airstrike rules

Industry wants changes in DoD contract reforms

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense Update , DoD ,

Monday - 08/02/2010, 08:40am EDT

SIGIR: Defense can't account for $8.7 billion

A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction shows that insufficient accounting procedures has left DoD unable to account for 96% of the funding it received from the Development Fund for Iraq.

Tags: DoD , Development Fund for Iraq , Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction , SIGIR , Treasury , Rachel Stevens

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:57am EDT

Katrina's legacy extends to Afghanistan

A team of over 40 civilians is going to Afghanistan to set up a distribution facility where materials are stored and issued to members of the military. Rear Admiral Thomas Traaen tells us how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , logistics , DoD , Defense Distribution Center , Thomas Traaen , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:42am EDT
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Shut up when necessary

The Pentagon is feed up with leaks. "Over the last two years I've lost a first rate central command commander, and an outstanding commander of ISAF in Afghanistan due to their own missteps in dealing with the media, says Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. He adds' "if you're a Captain in a unit that has an embedded reporter", be as open as possible within the guidelines and rules, but "if you're a Captain working in this building on budget options, I expect you to keep your mouth shut."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Robert Gates , ISAF , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 11:01am EDT

OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , contracting , Dan Gordon , Shay Assad , Barack Obama , Robert Gates , Senate , management , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT

State to turn to contractors when DoD goes

If outsourcing is the answer, what should be the question? We hear from Commissioner Grant Green of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , State , DoD , Grant Green

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 10:31am EDT
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How Defense feds prepare for deployment

The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Civilian Expeditionary Workforce , Frank DiGiovanni , DoD , Suzanne Kubota , best practices , training

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 10:42am EDT
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NSPS move cuts raises of the 'best and brightest'

Tens of thousands of federal employees may have their pay raises cut under the General Schedule for earning better raises under NSPS. Federal Managers Association's Patricia Niehaus explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , NSPS , GS , high three , Patricia Niehaus , FMA , Suzanne Kubota , OPM , DoD ,

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 10:45am EDT
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Analysis: Should DoD cut benefits or guns?

Within the defense budget, a debate has been developing for some time between funding the personnel-related areas and the equipment-related areas. We get details from Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , FY 2011 budget , defense budget , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:55am EDT
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