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Aerospace industry heading for layoffs?

Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association a former FAA administrator, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what aerospace contractors should keep their eyes open for.

Tags: AIA , Marion Blakey , budget , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:43am EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Tags: management , financial management , Congress , Robert Hale , Jamie Morin , Tom Coburn , Gladys Commons , audit readiness , GAO , Asif Khan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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DoD nominee warns of 'draconian' cuts

Ashton Carter, the nominee to be the new deputy Defense secretary, said DoD will need to consider civilian employee furloughs, the abandonment of major weapons systems and a severe curtailing of military training if the sequestration envisioned by Congress as a budget-cutting forcing function takes effect.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , budget , sequestration , management , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:17am EDT
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,063

Tags: Afghanistan

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 04:48pm EDT

Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tags: BRAC , Bob McDonnell , Mark Center , WTOP , Ask the Governor , Jim Moran , Jolie Lee , Virginia

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

US, Afghanistan OK detention center transfer

Tags: Afghanistan

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Scott Thomas: Asking 'why' to bureacracy

Scott Thomas is a project manager for the GPS Directorate at the Space and Missile Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Tags: scott thomas , la air force base , new face of government , young feds

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT

DoE to give DoD a leg up in using alternative energy

The Defense and Energy departments are starting two new joint research and demonstration projects intended to help DoD become less reliant on petroleum.

Tags: Dept. of Energy , William Lynn , Steven Chu , contracting , green government , alternative energy , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:37am EDT
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Cybersecurity policy can't exist in vacuum

General James Cartwright said the recent DoD cybersecurity strategy is an important first step in making sure cybersecurity policy is integrated across both the Pentagon and government.

Tags: cybersecurity , James Cartwright , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:16pm EDT
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