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McFarland nominated for DoD acquisition post

The president has nominated Katrina McFarland to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.

Tags: DoD Update , Katrina McFarland

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:09am EST

DoD wants $179B for new aircraft, ships, etc.

The Defense Department wants $179 billion for new aircraft, ships, vehicles, missiles and satellites.

Tags: DoD Report , budget

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:05am EST

Special Ops chief seeks greater authority

The chief of the military's Special Operations wants more authority and freedom to move his forces around the world.

Tags: DoD Update , William McRaven

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:02am EST

Panetta calls for new probe into Marine photo

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Marine Corps on Friday to re-investigate and take appropriate action against the Marine snipers who posed with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol.

Tags: Leon Panetta , Marines Corps ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 06:23pm EST

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
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