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Cyber Command conducts first cyber exercise

The joint cyberspace training exercise was held at the Air Force Red Flag Facility at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:24am EST

Lawmakers want audit of wait times for veterans

Lawmakers want an inspector general investigation to see how long veterans must wait for mental health treatment.

Tags: Patty Murray , Richard Burr , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , Senate , veterans , Department of Veterans Affairs ,

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:10pm EST

San Francisco team solves DARPA's shredder challenge

The winners of the series of ultra-complex puzzles used custom-designed software to detect the proper places for thousands of shards of shredded paper.

Tags: DARPA , Jared Serbu , Regina Dugan , shredder challenge

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:46pm EST
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Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , F-35 , Federal Drive , Lockheed Martin , Leon Panetta , acquisition

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tags: hiring reform , OPM , Angela Bailey , Emily Kopp , best practices , CHCO Council , Energy , DHS , TSA , SSA

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST

EPA and Army partner for Net Zero effort

The Army is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency to makes its bases more sustainable as part of its Net Zero initiative.

Tags: Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler , Net Zero , EPA , Army , Energy , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:04am EST
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U.S. weapons sales miss target, but still strong

Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the U.S. couldn't finalize plans for several big weapons deals with various countries.

Tags: DSCA , Raytheon , Lockheed Martin , Boeing

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 07:07am EST

Raytheon purchases Pikewerks to bolster its cybersecurity

Viewing cybersecurity as a growth area, Raytheon buys up its ninth cybersecurity firm since 2007.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Raytheon , Pikewerks

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 06:55am EST

Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: Marine Corps , James Amos , Mike Mullen , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Congress

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST
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