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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords to honor former congresswoman.

Tags: Navy , Ray Mabus , Gabrielle Giffords , Congress , House

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:31am EST

Groups demand new probe into Marine photo

Tags: Marines , Camp Pendleton

Friday - 02/10/2012, 11:40am EST

Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Tags: Richard Kidd , Army , Fort Bliss , green government , contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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DoD converts 17K civilian jobs under insourcing initiative

The finds of those 17,000 jobs, the Army brought the most contractor positions back to federal employees, 42 percent.

Tags: DoD Update , Army , GAO , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:39am EST

Healthier food coming to military bases

Military bases will soon be serving more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dishes. This is a part of the first program in 20 years to improve nutrition standards across the armed services. First lady Michelle Obama announced the effort during a visit to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, where the military has been experimenting with the idea through a pilot program designed to improve the quality and variety of foods served on base.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:49pm EST

Hold the mystery meat: Military food gets upgrade

Tags: Michelle Obama

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:57pm EST

Women at war: Pentagon is easing its job limits

The new rules, affecting thousands of jobs, will break down more of the official barriers that have restricted the military positions women can take.

Tags: Congress

Friday - 02/10/2012, 01:16am EST

DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jason Miller , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

New naval research chief aligning new technologies with DoD strategy

In his first interview, Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the Naval Research Program works with the other armed services and his research priorities for the Navy.

Tags: Matthew Klunder , Naval Research Command , Navy , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 09:27am EST
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DoD testing plant DNA to fight counterfeit parts

The Defense Logistics Agency has completed a pilot program with industry on using botanical molecules in the supply authentication process.

Tags: Janice Meraglia , Applied DNA Sciences , Chris Metz , DLA , acquisition , contracting , counterfeits , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 11:48am EST
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