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DoD helps service members to vote

With the November 4th midterm election coming, DoD officials are taking steps to ensure absentee voting is even easier for service members, their families and overseas citizens.

Tags: midterm elections , voting , service members , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:58pm EDT

Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not ‘exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , workforce , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , DISA , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Maj. Gen. David Thompson, Director of Plans and Policy, Strategic Command

A space tracking website maintained by the Defense Department is getting a makeover. Space-track.org is a hub for organizations that conduct space operations to see where space debris may, or may not, be floating around endangering satellites. Maj. Gen. David Thompson is director of Plans and Policy for Strategic Command. He tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive how many objects are currently on STRATCOM's radar.

Tags: David Thompson , Strategic Command , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:55am EDT
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On DoD: Letitia Long, NGA director on a 32-year career in the intelligence community

On this week's On DoD, retiring director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Letitia Long talks about changes she's seen in the intelligence community.

Tags: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency , Letitia Long , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/29/2014, 10:09am EDT
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DoD takes aim at predatory lending

DoD is taking new steps to stop predatory lending.

Tags: predatory lending , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 09/29/2014, 08:51am EDT

Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Richard Cordray , Obama administration , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Saturday - 09/27/2014, 03:40pm EDT

James Rodriguez, Defense Department Warrior Care Policy

The fifth annual Warrior Games kick off this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete for their branch of the armed forces. The sports include wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. James Rodriguez, Deputy Secretary of Defense for Warrior Care Policy, provided a preview of the games on the Federal Drive.

Tags: In Depth , Tom Temin , James Rodriguez , Warrior Games , Warrior Care , sports , veterans

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:20pm EDT
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Afzal Bari, Senior Technology Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Pentagon is dropping a plan to make the Defense Information Systems Agency the cloud computing broker for the Defense Department. Instead, defense components will buy their own services. That said, DISA will still be making a lot of deals with communications and technology firms in fiscal year 2015. Afzal Bari is a senior technology analyst for Bloomberg Government. He shared a list of the big deals to watch for on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , cloud computing , DISA , Afzal Bari , Bloomberg Government , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:11pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Cyber operations is about the only area of the DoD budget that hasn't been subject to cuts. But the new leader of the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence says that doesn't mean the Army can grow its newest military discipline in isolation. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Federal Drive , In Depth , Jared Serbu , management , budget , technology , cybersecurity , Army , Cyber Center of Excellence

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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Army sergeant pleads guilty to stealing 1M gallons of fuel

While deployed in Afghanistan, Christopher Ciampa allegedly stole more than one million gallons of fuel for resale on Afghanistan's black market.

Tags: Army , Christopher Ciampa , Justice Department , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:21am EDT
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