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Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Tags: Forrest Morgesson , ForeSee , ASCI , management , customer service , IRS , TSA , DHS , Treasury , State , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST

Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: On DoD , Air Force , Energy , Green government , Kevin Geiss , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST

The Pentagon cracks down on sexual assault

The Pentagon is preparing a series of new initiatives to try to curb sexual assaults in the military. "Sexual assault has no place in this department. It's is an affront to the basic American values we defend," said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as laid out the first in a series of proposal. According to Panetta, the steps include extending victim services to military spouses as well as Pentagon civilians and contractors working abroad and more money to prosecute perpetrators.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 07:14pm EST

U.S. signs multi-nation agreement to pay for new satellite

Defense officials from Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. have signed an agreement to share the costs of, and the bandwidth from, a Wideband Global Satellite.

Tags: DoD Report , satellite

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:30am EST

Panetta: US 'fully prepared' for an Iran challenge

Tags: Leon Panetta , Iran

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 10:30pm EST

Could DoD cuts benefit small businesses?

Steve Krause, a principal at Catalyst Partners, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how steep defense cuts could actually play to smaller contractors' strengths.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Industry , Steve Krause , Catalyst Partners , small business , budget

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:09pm EST

What will military force of 2020 look like?

Col. Kevin Felix, the chief of the Future Warfare Division at the Army Capabilites Integration Center, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent seminar examining the future force and the virtual training available for troops at home.

Tags: Army , Army Capabilities Integration Center , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:09pm EST

Change at top for Navy Pacific Fleet

The Navy's Pacific Fleet is getting a new commander. Adm. Patrick Walsh will retire this Friday after 34 years of service to the Navy. Adm. Cecil Haney, the former deputy of the U.S. Strategic Command, will take over.

Tags: Navy Pacific Fleet , DoD Report , Patrick Walsh , Cecil Haney , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:31pm EST

DHS takes over cyber sharing project from DoD

In the pilot, the government shares classified cyber threat information with selected contractors and their internet service providers.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Nextgov , DHS , Information sharing , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 01:55pm EST

Cyber attack on DISA shows benefits of cloud

When the DISA cloud was hit with e-mail bringing in malware, cyber officials quickly squashed it.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , DISA , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 01:52pm EST
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