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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission came away from its huge task with a mixed bag of recommendations. Some of the 15 suggestions the experts revealed Thursday were obvious changes that have been needed for decades. Other recommendations are going to cause heartburn among military service members, retirees and their families, and on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the commission believes all of them are not only needed, but achievable.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth

Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:35pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A new analysis based on early media leaks of the Pentagon's 2016 budget request suggests DoD is using Afghanistan as a partial safety valve to once again ease the threat of sequestration. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the data is suggesting a pattern over the past few years.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth

Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:16pm EST
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In Pentagon's belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark 'national dialogue' on cloud security

Pentagon CIO sees renewed vigor in DoD's cloud migration path as an opportunity to raise the bar for the nation's overall cybersecurity, telling vendors he wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , industry , cloud computing , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , Alan Lynn , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/30/2015, 12:17pm EST
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Cost doesn't factor heavily in military compensation panel recommendations

The nine-member Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission submitted 15 recommendations to bring effectiveness and efficiency, and that would protect, maintain and improve benefits for the service members.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Alphonso Maldon , Bob Daigle , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , TRICARE , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/30/2015, 04:02am EST
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DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: acquisition , management , Congress , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon's top IT official told vendors, DoD wants a much closer partnership with commercial technology providers, and it fully intends to move as much of its data as it can into commercially hosted environments. They'll do it as soon as officials figure out how to solve the cybersecurity implications. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: Jared Serbu , cybersecurity , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:37pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department submits seven legislative proposals to Capitol Hill to simplify its acquisition process. But don't call them reforms, says Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what DoD is asking for.

Tags: Jason Miller , Frank Kendall , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:38pm EST
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McCain pushes greater role for military service chiefs to fix acquisition

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee has more work to do before it draws up a broad acquisition reform package. But one element will be a more full-throated role for the uniformed military.

Tags: Congress , acquisition , acquisition reform , sequestration , readiness , John McCain , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Joseph Dunford , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:36am EST
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