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This Memorial Day, remembering those who died

Commentary: Former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal reflects on Memorial Day as a time to recognize the sacrifice of military personnel who died in service to our country.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Memorial Day , Workforce , commentary

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:51am EDT

Lt. Col. Dan Ward, Cybersecurity Fellow, New America Foundation

The Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt is one of the most effective aircraft in the fleet. Its project leaders say the Thunderbolt's simple design means its development time and maintenance costs beat out other, more complex systems. But simple weapons systems are hard to come by now at the Defense Department. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward is now a cybersecurity fellow at the New America Foundation and his latest book is "The Simplicity Cycle." He tells In Depth with Francis Rose, government technology development programs are too complex, and simpler alternatives are already out there.

Tags: In Depth , Dan Ward , Air Force

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:01pm EDT
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DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Northern Virginia Technology Council , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Both the House and Senate versions of this year's defense authorization bill include numerous provisions on acquisition reform. But the Pentagon has serious questions about at least a few of the provisions, including one that would give the military's uniformed leaders more control over procurement decisions. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , House , Senate , Pentagon , In Depth with Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Nora Bensahel , American University , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ashton Carter , Army , Navy , John Richardson , Mark Milley

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT
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Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

Defense Secretary Ash Carter looks to Silicon Valley for help with its new cyber strategy. But Carter doesn't have too much time to get the partnership off the ground before the Obama administration leaves and another one takes its place. Steve Grundman, George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy defense undersecretary for industrial affairs and installations, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why Carter should focus on the wins he can earn now.

Tags: Steve Grundman , Atlantic Council , cybersecurity , In Depth ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:49pm EDT
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The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
May 15, 2015

Tags: Workforce , hiring , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Healthcare IT , Technology

Friday - 05/15/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

The Defense Department wants to build tighter connections with Silicon Valley, as part of a new technology offset strategy. In fact, Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the plan in Silicon Valley, at Stanford University. Homeland Security announces also plans to establish a Silicon Valley satellite office. The move west isn't a bad idea, but local venture capitalist Jonathan Aberman argues, the government might be overlooking innovation talent right in its own back yard. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Amplifier Ventures , technology offset , Silicon Valley , Stanford University

Friday - 05/15/2015, 09:02am EDT
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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Tags: NDAA , retirement , Personnel , acquisition , John McCain , Tim Kaine , Adam Smith , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , Workforce , pay and benefits , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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Navy pushes major shakeup to military personnel system

Navy proposes several changes to modernize its personnel system, many of which will require help from Congress.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , Personnel , Ray Mabus , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:21am EDT
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