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On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu's guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities' for Air Force acquisition.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , Air Force , William LaPlante

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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Hagel visits Singapore

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met in Singapore late last week with that nation's defense minister, Dr. Ng Eng Hen. The two met on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security challenges and opportunities. Hagel thanked Ng for his strong support of the relationship the two militaries continue to enjoy. They also discussed a range of regional security issues, to include tensions in the South and East China seas, recent events in Thailand, defense reforms in Japan, and the need for a continued focus on dialogue, cooperation and the peaceful resolution of disputes in the region.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Singapore , Ng Eng Hen , Shangri-La Dialogue

Monday - 06/02/2014, 09:34am EDT

White House wants delay in DoD immigration plan

The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to obtain a limited path to citizenship by serving in the military.

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Monday - 06/02/2014, 07:50pm EDT

Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, Air Force (Ret.), Meyerrose Group

A computer hacker facing up to 20 years in prison is free after helping the federal government stop hundreds of cyberattacks. He taught agencies how to protect millions of dollars and cripple the hacker group Anonymous. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose was chief information officer for three Air Force commands and three joint combatant commands. He was also the first CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is now president of the Meyerrose Group. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what kind of precedence this sets for future cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , Air Force , Cybersecurity , hacking , Meyerrose Group , In Depth

Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , William LaPlante , Alan Chvotkin , industry , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

Frank Hoffman, Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

The debate to change the Army's force structure is switching focus from "should they do it" to "how." One strategy is a Commission on the Structure of the Army. Frank Hoffman, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, tells In Depth with Francis Rose a commission would be a big step backwards in the effort to make the Army more affordable.

Tags: Frank Hoffman , National Defense University , Army , In Depth

Friday - 05/30/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense

Under a construct that's still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD's cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.

Tags: DISA , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Rogers , Edward Cardon , AFCEA , workforce , Cybersecurity , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:46am EDT
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House panel snubs Pentagon on defense spending

The House panel that decides defense spending came out with a $570 billion blueprint Thursday that spares the USS George Washington aircraft carrier, gives military personnel a 1.8 percent pay raise and rebuffs Pentagon efforts to make troops and their families pay slightly more for housing and groceries at on-base commissaries.

Tags: House , House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , budget , pay raise , Rodney Frelinghuysen

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:01pm EDT

Former DoD deputy CIO Carey sees future of cyber in identity, data

Rob Carey, who recently retired after 31 years in government, said the government must focus on identity management and information assurance as computer threats become more complex and sustained.

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , CSC , Cybersecurity , mobility , Ask the CIO , jason miller

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:36am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DARPA launches its latest challenge program next week. It's called the Cyber Grand Challenge, and its goal is to completely transform the way computer network defense works. Over the course of two years, teams will try to build automated systems that can find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities so quickly that even the best human hackers in the world can't defeat them. Michael Walker is a former hacker who's now the program manager for DARPA's latest challenge. He talked about it with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu during a demonstration day at the Pentagon last week.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DARPA , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:20am EDT
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