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Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: American Enterprise Institute , Jim Talent , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST
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Jessica Wright, DoD's under secretary for personnel and readiness, retires

After a 40-year career in government, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright announced her retirement to President Obama and DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. As under secretary, Wright oversaw personnel matters for DoD's workforce and called for reforms to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Tags: Jessica Wright , undersecretary for personnel and readiness , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama , sexual assault , workforce , management

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:40am EST

OFPP's Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government's relationship with its vendors.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , industry , category management , GSA , acquisition workforce , digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 06:00am EST
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Pentagon casts wide net to build its next long-range technology strategy

New request for information kicks off DoD's long-range R&D planning initiative, an effort to regain technological superiority that Defense officials fear is rapidly eroding.

Tags: technology , long-range research and development plan , Stephen Welby , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 03:47am EST
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Hagel to address sexual assault among troops

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel releases a report Thursday on the Department of Defense's recent progress in addressing sexual assault.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Sexual Assault Prevention and Response , sexual assault , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 10:28am EST

Several top-level DoD nominees under Senate review

The Senate Armed Services Commitee is reviewing a group of new White House nominees to fill top-level positions at the Defense Department. The list includes DoD's general counsel position, the commander of Pacific Command and three assistant secretary positions.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 05:14pm EST
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Iran joins bombing campaign

In an unusual turn of events, Iran has joined the U.S. in bombing ISIL, but it's not something the U.S. set up.

Tags: Iran , ISIL , bombing , John Kirby , F-4 Phantoms ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 06:07pm EST

Adm. John Harvey, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Virginia Commonwealth

Upgrades are coming at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota that are a long time coming. The Military Times reports the nuclear weapons facility there has maintanance, upkeep, and infrastructure problems. Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey is Virginia's Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and former commander of Fleet Forces Command. He led a team along with retired Air Force Gen. Lawrence Welsh to look at the nuclear enterprise. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his thoughts about how the nation's nuclear enterprise is in the news all of a sudden.

Tags: John Harvey , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:24pm EST
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