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President Obama is expected to make personnel announcements Thursday to unveil a major shuffling of his national security team. We get details and analysis from the AP's Mark Smith and our own JJ Green.
The Defense Department is working to expand and integrate its network of military and civilian helping professionals to ensure military families receive the support and care they need for years to come.
Services and components in the Defense Department are being told they will be permitted to retain any savings they find through better management of acquisition programs. Undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter says the decision would provide an incentive for program managers to make effective use of a now-mandatory initiative known as "will-cost and should-cost management."
Mackenzie Eaglen of the Heritage Foundation is here to offer some insight on the DoD-CIA swapping.
Pat Tamburrino is DoD's Chief Human Capital Officer. He's my guest to discuss how things are going for the Defense Department.
At nearly four times the budget, a new Air Force satellite is about to be launched nine years late.
A Defense Science Board panel found DoD's procedures and its senior leaders don't give service contracts the attention they deserve. Service contracts make up more than 50 percent of the Defense Department's acquisition budget.
The Central Intelligence Agency says it's practice of shredding and burning classified papers-often referred to in movies and books as "burn after reading"-is one of several ways the CIA conserves energy, reduces its impact on the environment, and lowers costs through its sustainability efforts. But what about the Agency's carbon footprint? Exhaust from the Agency's on-site incinerator generates steam to heat water at CIA Headquarters. In addition to saving fuel, that process reduces the amount of waste-which would otherwise be destined for landfills-by nearly 1,000 tons per year. The CIA increases its recycling efforts each year, annually collecting over three tons of plastic, glass, cardboard, aluminum, construction debris, and other waste.
According to the Associated Press, "British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Thursday that NATO isn't edging toward the deployment of ground troops in Libya despite the decision by several European nations to send military staff to assist rebel forces." Britain, Italy and France are sending combat advisers to train Libya's opposition forces.