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Pentagon appeals to addicts to seek treatment or face consequences

DoD is expanding the number of substances it tests for, and it wants anyone who is addicted to call themselves out and go for voluntary treatment and rehab.

Tags: DoD Update , Pentagon

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:07am EST

DoD to pay $1.2 billion for healthcare supplies, pharmaceuticals

A healthcare company called McKesson has snagged the contract from the Defense Logistics Agency.

Tags: DoD Update , McKesson

Friday - 02/24/2012, 08:58am EST

Marine Corps crash dampens a happy day

A bittersweet day for the Marines yesterday --More than 170 Marines who recently returned from a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan visited 16 wounded warriors from their unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the same time, Two Marine Corps helicopters collided over a remote section of the California desert during a nighttime exercise, killing seven Marines in one of the deadliest military training accidents in years. An investigation into what happened is underway.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:55pm EST

GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Tags: GAO , IT , Technology , David Powner , In Depth , Francis Rose , Energy , DHS ,

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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Leaked GAO report reveals whistleblower program flaws

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the leaking of the Government Accountability Office's draft report back to DoD was unusual. The report was an evaluation of the whistleblower protection program for military service members.

Tags: whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Debra Roth , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , inspector general

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 11:07am EST
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Investigation underway in Koran burning incident

International Military authorities in Afghanistan are going through evidence from taken from Bagram Airbase to analyze and determine why religious material were burned --causing a firestorm of protest in Kabul. Several questions top their list of queries. They include: What kind of religious material was involved? Why was it removed from the Parwan detention facility? How much was destroyed -and what the chain of events that led to the destruction?

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 06:56pm EST

What are the implications of 2013 defense budget request?

David Berteau, the senior vice president and director of the CSIS International Security Program, and Ryan Crotty, a CSIS research associated with the group's Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the 2013 budget.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , budget , 2013 budget , defense budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:54pm EST
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Air Force testing mobile capabilities to replace radios

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia is testing the networks and hardware of commercial carriers in its quest to go mobile on bases.

Tags: Joel Martin , William Marion , Air Force , Technology , mobile , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:10am EST
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Enterprise email forcing broader changes for the Army

The Army and DISA are using more disciplined processes to implement technology upgrades. Email-in-the-cloud also is giving the Army better a firmer cyber posture, and it opens the door for a host of emerging technologies because of better identity management.

Tags: Technology , Mike Krieger , David Simpson , Stephen Smith , Army , Cybersecurity , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , DISA , AFCEA DC , Reggie Brothers , Research and development , identity management , Jason Miller , ITIL ,

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:15am EST
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Will prescription-manager merger lead to higher TRICARE costs?

John Coster, the senior vice president of government affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a merger between two pharmacy benefit managers could lead to higher TRICARE costs.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , John Coster , pay and benefits , TRICARE ,

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 05:34pm EST
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