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DoD comptroller says $450B in cuts challenging enough

Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary and comptroller for DoD, says that Defense is focusing on making mandated cuts while waiting for Congress to pass 2012 appropriations bill.

Tags: Mike McCord , Excellence in Government conference , budget , Congress , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 12:22pm EST
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DoD has legal framework to launch cyber offensives

Offensive action in cyber space would be carried out under orders of the president as commander-in-chief.

Tags: DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 09:11am EST

Long time between deployments not so good, DoD study says

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center study says that longer stretches at home make it harder for servicemen to transition back to war zone.

Tags: DoD Report

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 09:02am EST

Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , Congress , House , Senate , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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CHCOs create speed dating for mentors, mentees

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council will hold speed matchmaking sessions each quarter starting in 2012 to pair up mentors and those who are looking for such support. Kathryn Medina, the executive director of the CHCO Council, said the success of the first speed mentoring session earlier this year presented an opportunity to address a long-standing need.

Tags: workforce , CHCO Council , OPM , Kathryn Medina , Commerce , Fred Lang , mentoring , HCMF 2011 , Jason Miller , HR University , Pat Tamburrino ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Tags: DCMA , DCAA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , DAU , acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , industry , contracting , pricing , Shay Assad , Timothy Callahan , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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House expected to pass bill to help unemployed vets

The Associated Press reports that the House is expected to overwhelming support a bill that would help unemployed vets and government contractors. The Senate has already passed the bill.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress , House

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:48am EST

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 16, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , workforce , USPS , Energy Department , GAO

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:11am EST

$60 software can bypass defense security

Utility cybersecurity is in a state of near chaos and a $60 piece of software can bypass an entire defense security system, warns Pike Research.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:13pm EST
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