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Military sorts through material from Iraq drawdown

Twila Gonzales, director of disposition services at Defense Logistics Agency, explains how the military decides what it should keep and what it should destroy from the material brought out of Iraq.

Tags: Twila Gonzales , Defense Logistics Agency , Iraq , State , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:07pm EST
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NORAD readies for Christmas Eve mission to track Santa

Improved technology has made it easier for NORAD to hone in on the infrared signature of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's nose. In 2010, volunteers at Santa Tracker call center answered 80,000 phone calls.

Tags: NORAD , Santa Claus , Santa Tracker , Desmond James , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/23/2011, 10:38am EST
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Security gains in Iraq may lead to violence, intelligence agencies say

House of Representatives intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers says the troop pullout will reduce U.S. influence.

Tags: DoD Update , Federal Drive , Congress , House , Mike Rogers

Friday - 12/23/2011, 09:04am EST

Is defense sequestration rhetoric overblown?

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program and Ryan Crotty, a research associate with the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. According to their research, the effect of sequestration on the defense budget may not be as catastrophic as Pentagon leaders have conjectured.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , CSIS , supercommittee , sequestration , budget , defense budget , David Berteau , Ryan Crotty , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:05pm EST
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GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Tags: Asif Khan , GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , financial management , Navy , Marines

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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Air Force announces more force management measures

Air Force completes 2011 approximately 1,200 airmen over its endstrength.

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Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:43am EST

Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: Treasury , green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , Jared Serbu , energy efficiency , BRAC , Mark Center

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Japan newest F-35 Lightning II customer

Steve O'Bryan, the vice president of F-35 Program Integration at Lockheed Martin, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent purchase by Japan of the F-35 Lightning II fighter plane and what it means for the F-35 program.

Tags: F-35 , Japan , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 06:38pm EST
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VanRoekel expands data center consolidation goals again

The federal CIO expects agencies will shut down 1,200 data centers by 2015, up from the goal of 962 set in October. VanRoekel said agencies already benefiting from shutting down facilities in 2011.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , CIO Council , Census , Data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:07pm EST

DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: Congress , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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