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Navy offers early retirements for some sailors

The Navy has announced it plans to offer early retirements, following a panel's decision last year that targeted nearly 3,000 sailors for separation. The Navy's temporary early retirement authority will only apply to sailors with 15 years of service, who were not selected for retention by the 2012 Enlistment Retention Board, according to a Navy administrative message laying out official guidance about the early retirements.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , early retirement , Navy , Enlistment Retention Board

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:42pm EST

Tighter budgets mean armed forces need to work together

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George Flynn, director of joint force development, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the Joint Operational Access Concept is.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , George Flynn , cybersecurity , U.S. Marine Corps , Joint Operational Access Concept , defense budget

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:54am EST
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Board approves next phase of defense accounting system

The Defense Acquisition Board approved the next phase of development for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System or DEAMS.

Tags: DoD Update , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 07:33am EST

DISA seeks unity from services in enterprise IT

Tony Montemarano, the director of strategic planning and information at DISA, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DISA's efforts in enterprise IT.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , enterprise IT , Cloud computing , IT , DISA , Tony Montemarano , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Amid cuts, DoD cyber spending a growth spot

Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the rising profile of cybersecurity in the Defense Department even as officials have announced impending budget cuts.

Tags: budget , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jim Lewis , Leon Panetta , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:15pm EST
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National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: National Guard , Reserve , TRICARE , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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DoD awards $18M for battlefield energy reduction programs

One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tags: Energy , green government , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Role of DoD assistant secretary for networks changes

The position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integeration no longer has acquisition-specific functions or resources for command, control, communications, non-intelligence space matters and major automated information systems.

Tags: DoD Update , workforce

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:33am EST

F-35s grounded

The Pentagon grounded six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California, due to a problem with the parachutes packed under the pilot's ejection seat -- Reuters reports the affected parachutes, manufactured by a privately owned British company, for Lockheed Martin were improperly folded and must be adjusted before the aircraft can resume test flights.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:21pm EST
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