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Air Force to cut hundreds of officers

More than 400 people must leave the Air Force by early 2012, as part of an initiative to trim the military branch's officer cadre. Air Force leaders are also targeting enlisted service members.

Tags: Air Force , Workforce , workforce reduction , reductions in force , retention , Mike Dickerson , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:53pm EDT

DoD to create map of defense industry

The Pentagon said it needs a much clearer picture of the subcontractors beneath the top tier of prime vendors it works with every day. DoD is trying to create a comprehensive map of the entire defense industry so it can keep critical suppliers healthy during an expected period of industry consolidation.

Tags: Industry , contracting , acquisition , defense industrial base , Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , Bill Schuster , Brett Lambert , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Analysis: DoD spending cuts small in context of history

Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University and former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, outlines how draw downs have impacted DoD budgets since World War II.

Tags: Gordon Adams , American University , OMB , Financial management , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:03pm EDT
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DISA headquarters earns LEED Gold

The complex in Ft. Meade, Md., received the second-highest environmental building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: David Bullock , DISA , BRAC , LEED Gold , green government

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Air Force aims for one network by end of 2012

The Air Force intends to migrate most of its localized and non-standardized IT networks into a single system known as AFNET by the end of next year. The migration should enable enterprise services across the Air Force, but who will host and operate those services over the long term remains undecided.

Tags: technology , IT , Air Force , AFNET , Army , enterprise email , data center consolidation , Nicholas Davenport , network consolidation , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:01am EDT
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White House asks DoD for recommendations on US troop presence in Afghanistan

The White House has asked the Pentagon for initial recommendations for the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan in 2014. It is the first step in planning the final U.S. drawdown, despite a bleak security outlook.

Tags: DoD Report , Iraq , Afghanistan , military , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 01:28pm EDT

Cyberspace links traditional military domains

Col. Steve Zotti, the chief of staff for Marine Forces Cyber Command, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that cyberspace links together nearly all the other domains.

Tags: Marine Corps , cybersecurity , Steve Zotti , Marine Forces Cyber Command , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 11:00am EDT
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DoD seeks energy 'nirvana' in priorities

Dorothy Robyn, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, said DoD is taking the lead in helping clean energy companies clear the commercialization hurdle.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , clean energy , Federal Drive , 2011 Green Gov Symposium

Monday - 10/31/2011, 09:43am EDT
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DoD readies new energy technology grants

The Defense Department is getting ready to hand out $30 million in grants to test out cutting edge energy technologies. The Pentagon's head of installation energy says the department was overwhelmed by the number and quality of proposals it got from industry as it tries to turn military bases into test beds for clean energy technology. The concepts DoD wants to test include smart microgrids and energy storage technology, renewable energy generation and advanced technologies to improve building energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goal through Technology ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:04pm EDT
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