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Ghadafi ideals live on

Muamar Ghadafi has been dead for more than 3 months, but forces loyal to him continue to fight and they've taken control, of Bani Walid, a town south-east of the capital. They've been flying their green flags in defiance of the country's new, weak government. This is just the latest problem facing the government which has yet to rise to its feet since the NATO led operation ousted Gadhafi and his government. There are also concerns that terrorist factions are spiriting weapons out of the country

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 11:31am EST

Joint Chiefs release Joint Operational Access Concept

Plan outlines how joint forces will maintain their access to land, air, sea and cyber space.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , DoD Update , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:16am EST

Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , FCC , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , John Koskinen , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Tags: acquisition , people , Erin Conaton , Air Force , Frank Kendall , James Miller , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Michele Flournoy , Ashton Carter

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

The lessons and legacy of NSPS

The Defense Department's long experiment in a pay-for-performance system was supposed to provide a model for the rest of government. Instead, after six years and protracted legal battles, the National Security Personnel System. was abolished by Congress. With more than 225,000 employees, who were once covered by the system, now converted back to the General Schedule, Federal News Radio examines the lessons learned and legacy of NSPS.

Tags: NSPS , NSPS transition , general schedule , pay for performance , workforce , management , pay , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 03:02pm EST

F-35 moves to next level

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military is moving ahead with developing the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet, but warns the program is "not out of the woods yet." Those remarks came as the F-35B Lightning II was removed from "probation" and granted full status along the other two variants of the Joint Strike Fighter. He said the F-35, the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program, is "absolutely vital to maintaining America's air superiority".

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:30am EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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DoD, industry take on 'pervasive instability' in contracting

Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DoD contract management.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Ray Bjorklund , Deltek , contract management , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Analysis: 3 areas DoD can target for cost-cutting

Travis Sharp, a defense analyst at the Center for a New American Security, outlines three main areas where DoD could make cuts.

Tags: Travis Sharp , CNAS , budget , Congress , sequestration , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/20/2012, 11:25am EST
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