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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

Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Congress , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Senate Armed Services Committee

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Tags: Richard Kidd , John Lushetsky , Katherine Hammack , green government , renewable energy , Army , Army Energy Initiatives Task Force , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Tags: Air Force , Michael Donley , job cuts , workforce , Air Force Materiel Command

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT

DoD budget planning systems plagued by inefficiencies

Asif Khan, director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues at the Government Accountability Office, outlines some of the challenges the Pentagon faces in order to become auditable by 2017.

Tags: Asif Khan , GAO , financial management , audit , budget , Enterprise Resource Planning

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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Top federal manager focused on Navy retention

James VanAntwerp is the winner of the Federal Managers Association's Federal Manager of the year award.

Tags: James VanAntwerp , FMA , management , best practices , workforce , In Depth , Navy ,

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 07:16pm EDT
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Small business can be big player in health IT

Michael Fischetti, director of Acquisition Management and Support at TRICARE Management Activity, discusses how small business fits into his agency's health IT mission.

Tags: Michael Fischetti , Tricare Management Activity , AFCEA Bethesda , AFCEA Health IT Day 2011 , American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , health IT , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 11:07am EDT
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