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Automatic cuts would 'hollow out the military'

Alexander Bolton of The Hill discusses the status of potential cuts to federal spending that supercommitte is considering.

Tags: Congress , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 10:25am EST
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Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

Tags: contracting , technology , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , Missile Defense Agency , Senate Armed Service Committee , Raytheon , Vivek Kamath , SMT Corp , Semiconductor Industry Association , Tom Sharpe , GAO , Richard Hillman , counterfeit parts , supply chain , Jason Miller , Brian Toohey

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:21am EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 9, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris 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: NASA , Federal Drive , GAO

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 08:40am EST

DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Tags: space , satellites , SATCOM , acquisition , industry , Gil Klinger , Doug Loverro , MILCOM , Jared Serbu , contracting

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST
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Using social media at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Darren Ash, deputy executive director of corporate management at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will talk about how the agency is using youtube and other social media.
November 8, 2011

Tags: technology , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Darren Ash , NRC , social media , YouTube , Japan earthquake , AFFIRM , information management , software development , GSA , FBI ,

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:29am EST
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New federal hiring concentrated in DoD, VA, DHS

Despite considerations to cut federal workforce sizes, three agencies' staff have been growing in recent years.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , management , workforce , In Depth , DHS , VA

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 06:04pm EST
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Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , National Guard

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST

Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate , Congress , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House of Representatives , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , Pentagon , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

Potential victims of TRICARE data breach offered credit monitoring

After computer tapes containing the health records of nearly 5 million military clinic patients were stolen from a contractor's car, TRICARE has directed the contractor, SAIC, to provide one year of credit monitoring for those who may have been affected by the breach.

Tags: TRICARE , SAIC , data breach , cybersecurity , healthcare , W. Bryan Gamble

Monday - 11/07/2011, 09:36am EST
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