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Military: Computer virus wasn't directed at drones

The computer virus that hit the Pentagon's drone program last month was not directed at the military systems but was common malware used to steal log-ins and passwords used in online gaming, military officials said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , drones , cybersecurity , Air Force Space Command

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 08:19pm EDT

Army readies new network standards

The Army plans to release technical standards for its IT systems next year, in a process that leaders say will give greater predictability to industry. For the Army, the benefit will be an enterprise network that lets it quickly integrate new technologies as they come to market.

Tags: Army , ausa 2011 , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , Jennifer Napper , charles flynn , John Morrison , Susan Lawrence , William Phillips , acquisition , Fort Bliss , Jared Serbu , rapid acquisition process

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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Is DoD workforce ready for financial management improvements?

In this week's "Pentagon Solutions," host Francis Rose brings highlights from the House Armed Services Committee Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability Reform hearing, "Is the Financial Management Workforce Positioned to Achieve DOD's Financial Improvement Goals?"

Tags: House Armed Services Committee , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 06:24pm EDT
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Panetta: Pentagon cuts will hit lawmakers at home

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress on Tuesday that the $450 billion-plus in budget cuts he needs to make will hit them where it hurts in their home districts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Leon Panetta , defense budget , DoD Report

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:59pm EDT

Medal of Honor recipient shies from 'hero' label

When President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to Army Ranger Sfc.Leroy Arthur Petry, he became only the second living, active-duty service member to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Tags: Army , leroy arthur petry , Medal of Honor , ausa 2011 , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:57pm EDT
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After decade of war, how are reserves holding up?

Retired Maj. Gen James Snyder, the assistant chief of the Army Reserves, discussed the challenges for reserves as they withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan and return to civilian life. Snyder spoke from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: ausa 2011 , Army , army reserve command , james snyder , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:54pm EDT
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Despite grounded perception, Army has strong presence in Pacific

Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski shared his perspective on the Army's mission and challenges in the Pacific. Wiercinski spoke with Federal News Radio from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: francis wiercinski , pacific command , Army , ausa 2011 , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Army clean energy efforts based in service's needs

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, is the service's energy guru. She discussed the service's latest efforts to make strides in clean energy at the Association of U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: clean energy , ausa 2011 , Katherine Hammack , Federal Drive , Army

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Chiarelli: Caring for troops' health doesn't end on battlefield

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. Managing health for wounded warriors when they return home as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets. Chiarelli spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: ausa 2011 , Peter Chiarelli , military healthcare , Federal Drive , Army , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:51pm EDT
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