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Analysis: Threat of 'abrupt' cuts will hang over DoD for next year

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how sequestration will affect defense managers and contractors. He said the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts from sequestration will hang over DoD for the next year.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , supercommittee , sequestration , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , industry , acquisition , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:13am EST
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DARPA challenge unshreds destroyed documents

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wanted to know how quickly people could put shredded documents together again. The answer: pretty quickly.

Tags: DARPA , technology , shredder , crowdsourcing , cybersecurity , University of California San Diego , Manuel Cebrian , Norm Whittaker , Dan Kaufman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:23am EST
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Gen. John Abizaid to head up Dover mortuary panel

Retired general spent 34 years in the Army. He will be in charge of a review to evaluate the changes made to the mortuary procedures.

Tags: John Abizaid , Leon Panetta , Dover Air Force Base , Richard Carmona , DoD Report

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 07:59am EST

DoD saving CBP's bottom line

A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Tags: CBP , DHS , GAO , SBINet , budget , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , House Homeland Security Committee , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST
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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

President signs jobs bill for veterans

President Obama signs bipartisan bill that will help The President says it will help about 850,000 veterans who are currently unemployed and tens of thousands who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress , veterans

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:27am EST

Gansler testifies on effects of DoD's $450B in cuts

Jack Gansler is director of the Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Tags: Jack Gansler , budget , Senate Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:53pm EST
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A glance at automatic spending cuts for 2013

The Congressional Budget Office says caps on new, Congress-approved spending on defense programs will be reduced from 10 percent in 2013 to 8.5 percent in 2021, with savings of $454 billion.

Tags: budget , supercommittee , Congressional Budget Office

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 03:32am EST

Gunman barricaded in building at Colorado air base

Schriever Air Force Base spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault says the building was evacuated after the standoff began Monday. She says no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Tags: Air Force , Schriever Air Force Base , Jeff Thibault

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:07pm EST
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