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Former Army Corps of Engineers employee pleads guilty

Prosecutors called it one of the biggest government contracting fraud cases ever. Court papers show Michael A. Alexander plans to plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy to launder money. Alexander and three other men, including another Army Corps of Engineers employee, were indicted in October on charges of participating in a bribery and kickback scheme in the awarding of $20 million in government contracts. The other men have pleaded not guilty.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 10:04am EST

DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Tags: technology , Alfred Rivera , DISA , Donna Dodson , NIST , cloud computing , Army , enterprise email , identity management , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , cybersecurity , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Jan. 26, 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive host Tom Temin discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast ,

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:05am EST

Defense think tank calls for shifting military bases in Middle East

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the influential defense think tank, has called on the U.S. military to redraw the map of military bases scattered throughout the Middle East. Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at CSBA, and his colleague Chris Dougherty joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the report.

Tags: In Depth , Pentagon Solution , CSBA , military bases , Mark Gunzinger , Chris Dougherty , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 06:11pm EST
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DoD would change strategy even without budget pressure, Pentagon says

Declining budgets are a factor, but not the only factor in DoD's new strategic guidance. In this week's edition of On DoD, Pentagon spokesman George Little and Capt. John Kirby tell Federal News Radio the department would be implementing a new strategy with or without today's fiscal pressure.

Tags: DoD budget , strategic guidance , John Kirby , George Little , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:13pm EST
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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Robert Hale , Mike Conaway , Adam Smith , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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Pentagon to cut Air Force drone program

Defense analyst Loren Thompson says defense officials have decided to rely on the less expensive, high-altitude U-2 spy plane, which has a shorter range but has been used in Asia, particularly to keep an eye on North Korea.

Tags: Global Hawk , Air Force , Navy , Loren Thompson

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:52pm EST

Warfighters provide input in quest to improve MREs

The Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate oversees the nutritional requirements and changing tastes of America's fighting force when designing its MREs, or meals ready-to-eat.

Tags: Robert Trottier , Combat Feeding Directorate , MRE , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST
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