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Army completes second round of handheld-systems testing

Col. Dan Hughes, the director of the Army's system-of-systems integration, joined in Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the second round of testing of the Army's handheld systems.

Tags: Army , DoD Report , technology , JTRS , Dan Hughes , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:56pm EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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IGs push for greater whistleblower protections for contractors

Whistleblowers at government contractors need better protections against reprisal and need to know how to contact agency inspectors general. Two IGs and a whistleblower awaiting trial were among the witnesses at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. It is considering legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to all contractors, subcontractors and local governments receiving federal funds.

Tags: contracting , whistleblowers , Senate , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Walter Tamosaitis , Hanford Waste Treatment Plan , Energy , Marguerite Garrison , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , Recovery Act , transparency , URS , Bechtel , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:26pm EST
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Cyber Command conducts first cyber exercise

The joint cyberspace training exercise was held at the Air Force Red Flag Facility at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:24am EST

Lawmakers want audit of wait times for veterans

Lawmakers want an inspector general investigation to see how long veterans must wait for mental health treatment.

Tags: Patty Murray , Richard Burr , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , Senate , veterans , Department of Veterans Affairs ,

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:10pm EST

San Francisco team solves DARPA's shredder challenge

The winners of the series of ultra-complex puzzles used custom-designed software to detect the proper places for thousands of shards of shredded paper.

Tags: DARPA , Jared Serbu , Regina Dugan , shredder challenge

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:46pm EST
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Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , F-35 , Federal Drive , Lockheed Martin , Leon Panetta , acquisition

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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OPM highlights hiring reform best practices

Agencies are measuring their progress towards hiring reforms and implementing technology to track applications and identify bottlenecks. Those are some of the best practices shared in a memo from the Office of Personnel Management. Overall, it said, agencies are progressing toward the governmentwide goal of filling vacancies in 80 days or less.

Tags: hiring reform , OPM , Angela Bailey , Emily Kopp , best practices , CHCO Council , Energy , DHS , TSA , SSA

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:34pm EST
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