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DoD hammering out cyber rules of cyberspace

The Joint Staff is reviewing the doctrine, which should define when the military can go on the cyber offensive. Once it is approved, Cyber Command will put out guidance and tailor its training accordingly.

Tags: DoD Report , Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , cyber war , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

Capt. Duane Ashton, the program manager for unmanned systems in the Navy's program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new device and how it furthers Navy's trend toward using more unmanned vessels.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Duane Ashton , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , General Dynamics , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/21/2011, 09:28am EDT
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With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Air Force , Navy , Army , acquisition , contracting , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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CJCS Dempsey says military retirement not comparable to civlian

In a blog post on DoDLive.mil, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said he rejects the comparison of the military retirement system to a civilian retirement system, after the Defense Business Board has recommended changes to the military retirement system to something more like what is available for private-sector civilians.

Tags: Federal Drive , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefits , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 12:19pm EDT

Report: TRICARE changes should focus on maximizing value

A new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis report says the Defense Department should look at improving value in military pay and benefits, not simply cutting. The report also calls for a BRAC-like commission to study service members' benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , CSBA , supercommittee , budget

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 09:45am EDT

Managers need to unleash workers for successful telework

While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.

Tags: retention , workforce , Telework Enhancement Act , management , technology , OPM , Justin Johnson , Microsoft , Martha Clarkson , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Jim Neighbors , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:46am EDT
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IT award recognizes system that sniffs out classified info

Davin Knolton, the assistant chief of staff at the Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., who created a system that searches for, finds and remediates classified information on unclassified systems, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his idea.

Tags: Army , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , ISC(2) , Davin Knolton

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:06am EDT
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VFW urges members to fight military benefits changes

he Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans' benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Tags: military , supercommittee , Congress , VFW , pay and benefits , benefits

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:04pm EDT
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