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Air Force: Tech changes 'more rapidly in the defense space'

Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, works to combat cyber concerns. "I would prioritize defense of our computer systems to be probably among the highest priorities that we have today," she tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Air Force , Mica Endsley , science , technology , recruiting , cybersecurity , Air Force Scientific Advisory Board , Jason Fornicola , workforce

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 03:56pm EDT

Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Reserve

As one of the military's highest-ranking women and its first openly gay general, Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, has a busy speaking calendar, especially around this time of year. It's women's history month. Smith is the deputy chief of staff of the Army Reserve, which prides itself on having women in 95 percent of its occupations. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp asked Smith whether she thought the Army Reserve was more welcoming to women than other parts of the military.

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Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:50pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Top Pentagon officials are adamant that sequestration-level spending simply won't work for the military. But they also have serious misgivings about the plan House Republicans released this week to increase the DoD budget. They say it would limit their options and keep the military in a state of constant uncertainty. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:48pm EDT
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DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: technology , Cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Terry Halvorsen , Dave DeVries , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A more nuanced strategy is what the Defense Department is applying to its data center consolidation initiative. When the Pentagon first started four years ago, the approach was relatively straightforward: first count the data centers, then close as many as possible. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD says that more nuanced strategy focuses more on cost than sheer numbers.

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Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 05:11pm EDT

DoD pursues back-office savings ahead of potential cuts from sequestration

The Defense Business Board outlines three approaches for the Pentagon to save $125 billion across six administrative areas. Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work said the 90-day study will help his department improve productivity as sequestration looms.

Tags: management , budget , Bob Work , Frank Kendall , Michael Turner , House Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Administrative functions , Defense Business Board , McAleese and Associates , Credit Suisse , Better Buying Power 3.0 , Acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:05am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Anticipating another round of sequestration in 2016, the Defense Department is trying to make some headway in preparation for a tighter budget. The Pentagon sees a small treasure chest of money in back-office operations that could be used for mission and readiness needs. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how DoD plans to unlock that treasure chest.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 06:33am EDT
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Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Force

The Air Force owns a huge stockpile of intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers that are quickly aging in place. It owns two out of three legs of the US nuclear triad; the Navy owns the third. Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration for the Air Force, tells Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola how the service is modernizing its two legs of the US nuclear triad.

Tags: Garrett Harencak , Air Force , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:59pm EDT
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