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Naval Academy expands cyber offerings

The center has also established internships at the National Security Agency and the National Defense University.The goal is to build awareness among officers of what strategists consider the fifth domain of warfare.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Navy , Naval Academy

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 12:01pm EDT

DoD promotes drug awareness with Red Ribbon Week

The Pentagon wants to promote drug awareness and to prevent illegal drug use among service members and their families.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 11:55am EDT

Everybody's got a price. What's yours?

Would you take a buyout if the boss offered you one? You might want to decide now because if and when an offer comes, it won't be on the table very long, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , early retirement , buyouts , early-outs , SSA , State , IRS , VERA , VSIP

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 02:08am EDT

DoD hammering out cyber rules of cyberspace

The Joint Staff is reviewing the doctrine, which should define when the military can go on the cyber offensive. Once it is approved, Cyber Command will put out guidance and tailor its training accordingly.

Tags: DoD Report , Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , cyber war , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

Capt. Duane Ashton, the program manager for unmanned systems in the Navy's program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new device and how it furthers Navy's trend toward using more unmanned vessels.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Duane Ashton , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , General Dynamics , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/21/2011, 09:28am EDT
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With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Air Force , Navy , Army , acquisition , contracting , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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CJCS Dempsey says military retirement not comparable to civlian

In a blog post on DoDLive.mil, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said he rejects the comparison of the military retirement system to a civilian retirement system, after the Defense Business Board has recommended changes to the military retirement system to something more like what is available for private-sector civilians.

Tags: Federal Drive , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefits , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 12:19pm EDT

Report: TRICARE changes should focus on maximizing value

A new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis report says the Defense Department should look at improving value in military pay and benefits, not simply cutting. The report also calls for a BRAC-like commission to study service members' benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , CSBA , supercommittee , budget

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 09:45am EDT
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