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Military associations embrace some compensation and retirement recommendations

Five military associations are calling on the House Armed Services Committee members to take a closer look at several of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Air Force Association , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , National Guard

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

Col. Andrew Mutter, Defense Media Activity, Gene Brink, DoD News

For the past decade, the Defense Department has operated its own 24/7 cable news channel. But as of today, what was once known as the Pentagon Channel has gone dark. Cost was one factor. But officials say they also decided they could do a better job of reaching their audience if they focused their resources on an all-online, on-demand and streaming video format. Col. Andrew Mutter is the deputy director of the Defense Media Activity, and Gene Brink is the director of DoD News, the new name for the cross-platform media operation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they explained to guest host Jared Serbu why the Pentagon Channel was launched in the first place, and why they decided to ditch the broadcast format.

Tags: Andrew Mutter , Gene Brink , Defense Media Activity , In Depth

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:33pm EDT

Naval Academy takes trophy at CDX 2015

Midshipmen defeat service academy rivals for top cyber prize.

Tags: Navy , Navy Academy , Cyber Defense Exercise , NSA , cybersecurity , technology , Lauren Larson ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 02:39pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A study this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics found children cared for by the Military Health System are less likely to be up to date on their immunizations, even though they have universal health care coverage. One reason might be that military families are constantly moving. But Defense health officials dispute the findings. They say military kids actually have higher vaccination rates, while also acknowledging they don't have the records to prove it. Dr. Amy Costello is the chief of immunization health care operations at the Defense Health Agency. She talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about why DoD thinks the study is flawed.

Tags: Jared Serbu , American Academy of Pediatrics , Military Health System , Amy Costello ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:29am EDT

Pentagon disputes study finding lower vaccination rates for military kids

New research suggests military children are more likely to be under-immunized against preventable disease than the public at large. Defense officials dispute the findings, saying seemingly-low vaccination rates are due in part to shortcomings in data collection.

Tags: Defense Health Agency , Military Health System , immunization , American Academy of Pediatrics , Amy Costello , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:30am EDT

Marine Corps building its first-ever cyber doctrine

Marine Corps leaders say the forthcoming policy will emphasize commanders' responsibility to understand cyberspace, build it into their operational plans, and integrate it with existing concepts for electronic warfare.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Marine Corps , Gregory Breazile , Daniel O’Donohue , Sea, Air, Space Conference , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:59am EDT

Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

The military announced it would exhume and attempt to identify the remains of almost 400 sailors and Marines from the USS Oklahoma who were buried as unknowns after the war.

Tags: Pearl Harbor

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:37am EDT

For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , Congress , IRS , Oversight

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, Director, Air Warfare, U.S. Navy

The Navy and Air Force contemplate partnering up to develop the next generation of fighters, which are currently due out in 2030. Rear Adm. Mike Manazir is the director of Air Warfare for the Navy. He says the goal is to develop a successor that fits both services' goals. On the Federal Drive at the Sea-Air-Space 2015 conference at National Harbor, Manazir gave Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp his vision for the future of naval aviation.

Tags: Mike Manazir , Navy , Air Force , Emily Kopp ,

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:18am EDT

A Conversation with Brigadier General John G. Ferrari

What are the U.S. Army's key strategic and operational objectives? How is the Army restructuring its aviation portfolio? How is the Army using analytics to inform decision-making and resource allocation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Brigadier General John Ferrari, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the U.S. Army's deputy chief of staff.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Army , John Ferrari

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 08:56am EDT
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