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DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Tags: space , satellites , SATCOM , acquisition , industry , Gil Klinger , Doug Loverro , MILCOM , Jared Serbu , contracting

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST
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Using social media at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Darren Ash, deputy executive director of corporate management at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will talk about how the agency is using youtube and other social media.
November 8, 2011

Tags: technology , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Darren Ash , NRC , social media , YouTube , Japan earthquake , AFFIRM , information management , software development , GSA , FBI ,

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:29am EST
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New federal hiring concentrated in DoD, VA, DHS

Despite considerations to cut federal workforce sizes, three agencies' staff have been growing in recent years.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , management , workforce , In Depth , DHS , VA

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 06:04pm EST
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Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , National Guard

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST

Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate , Congress , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House of Representatives , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , Pentagon , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

Potential victims of TRICARE data breach offered credit monitoring

After computer tapes containing the health records of nearly 5 million military clinic patients were stolen from a contractor's car, TRICARE has directed the contractor, SAIC, to provide one year of credit monitoring for those who may have been affected by the breach.

Tags: TRICARE , SAIC , data breach , cybersecurity , healthcare , W. Bryan Gamble

Monday - 11/07/2011, 09:36am EST

Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Congress , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Senate Armed Services Committee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Tags: Richard Kidd , John Lushetsky , Katherine Hammack , Green government , renewable energy , Army , Army Energy Initiatives Task Force , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Tags: Air Force , Michael Donley , job cuts , workforce , Air Force Materiel Command

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT
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