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Congress throws up roadblock to Army enterprise email

House and Senate negotiators who hammered out an agreement for the 2012 defense authorization bill added language that puts the brakes on the Army's transition to an enterprise email effort. The language adds several requirements the Army and DoD must meet before moving forward with the project.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Army , John McHugh , Jared Serbu , DISA , cloud computing

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:28pm EST

Military pay raise, TRICARE premium hikes part of defense authorization bill

Lawmakers have agreed on a $662 billion defense spending bill that includes a 1.6 percent pay raise, increases to TRICARE premiums and a cap on contractor executive pay, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced late Monday.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , F-35 , contracting , green government

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:18pm EST

Defense Language Institute offers culturally-based training

Col. Danial "Dino" Pick, commandant of the Defense Language Institute, describes how the Broadband Language Training System is helping service members.

Tags: Defense Language Institute , Danial Pick , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:34pm EST
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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Dec. 13, 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 , Federal Drive newscast , budget

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 08:02am EST

DoD to honor blood donors in 2012

January is National Blood Donor Month.

Tags: DoD Report

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 08:37am EST

GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: performance management , GAO , management , GPRA , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , education , IRS , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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Is DoD's overseas contingency budget an escape hatch for cuts?

Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University and former associate director at OMB, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the defense budget restructuring.

Tags: OMB , budget , Gordon Adams , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:56pm EST
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Defense Manpower Data Center a storehouse of military info

The Defense Manpower Data Center has a number of responsibilities with respect to DoD. Mary Dixon, the director of the DMDC joined Jared Serbu for an interview on Federal News Radio's weekly defense program, On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , Mary Dixon , DMDC , technology

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:05pm EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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