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DoD approves first-ever Android devices

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted approval for Android-based mobile devices to connect to DoD networks, provided they're secured using a specific set of guidelines

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Dell , Good Technology , Android , Google , Apple , iOS , smartphones , mobile , Chris Roberts , DISA , STIG , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 06:22pm EST
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DoD comes up empty-handed in Agent Orange search

Last year the Defense Department spent almost $4 million looking for Agent Orange in South Korea. However, the department didn't find anything. The investigation began after former soldier Steve House claimed he buried Agent Orange there more than 30 years ago.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD Report , Agent Orange , Stars and Stripes

Friday - 01/06/2012, 07:16pm EST

Analysis: Defense strategy shifts balance of U.S. forces

Plans would reduce ground forces while bolstering sea and air power to counter perceived threat from Asia and Western Pacific.

Tags: DoD budget , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Friday - 01/06/2012, 10:50am EST
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Missile defense contractors to pay for faulty parts

Cristina Chaplain, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management at the Government Accountability Office and follows the Defense Missile Agency, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on what this move means.

Tags: Cristina Chaplain , GAO , Missile Defense Agency , Contracting , Bloomberg , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/06/2012, 10:29am EST
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DoD budget guidance aims for leaner, more agile military

The President and the Pentagon gave the rough outlines Thursday for how they plan to create a lean, but still effective military. Ground forces will shrink, capabilities in cyber, ISR, technology will grow.

Tags: DoD budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Buck McKeon , Steny Hoyer , Congress , cybersecurity , ISR , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/06/2012, 05:21am EST
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Obama launches reshaping, shrinking of US military

Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, unveiled the results of an eight-month defense strategy review that is intended to guide decisions on cutting hundreds of billions from planned Pentagon spending over the coming decade. But the eight-page document contained no details about how broad concepts for reshaping the military will translate into troop or weapons cuts.

Tags: DoD budget , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Buck McKeon

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:34am EST

Will revised DoD strategy put military pay, benefits on table?

Rudy DeLeon, the former deputy defense secretary, told In Depth with Francis Rose the new strategy and the key ideas behind did not come out of the blue. "This has been coming for a while," he said, including the possibility of military pay and benefits being on the table.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Rudy deLeon , budget , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 08:42pm EST
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Air Force announces second round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force has announced a second round of buyouts and early retirements affecting the service's civilian employees. Officials said the second round is part of the

Tags: Air Force , buyouts , early retirements , VERA , VSIP , Sharon Dunbar , Darrell Jones , Buyout Guide

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 06:44pm EST

2 big changes for defense contractors in 2012 authorization bill

Two provisions in the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill directly impact defense contractors. One applies a contractor pay cap to all contract employees, and the other puts more responsibility on contractors to stop counterfeit electronic parts.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Contracting , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:38pm EST
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