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Military retirees to pay higher health premiums

Military retirees will pay slightly more for their health care starting Saturday, and more cost increases are on the way.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD Report , TRICARE , Leon Panetta , Robert Gates , military , healthcare

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:15pm EDT

OPM extends more benefits to feds in military families

Federal workers with a family member serving overseas in the military will be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for reasons including arranging childcare, attending military events and receiving counseling. The new rule goes into effect next month.

Tags: pay and benefits , military families , Family and Medical Leave Act , OPM , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 07:00pm EDT

DoD still has work ahead to be auditable by 2017

The Government Accountability Office is looking at the progress the Pentagon is making.

Tags: Asif Khan , GAO , financial management , audits , In Depth

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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DoD works to prevent domestic violence

DoD's Family Advocacy Program works with military couples and families to show them how to build healthier relationships.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , domestic violence

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 10:49am EDT

Commission on Wartime Contracting disbanding

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is going dark.The Congressionally-chartered commission will shut down at the close of business Friday after three years, 25 hearings and eight reports to Congress.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting , contracting , acquisition , Christopher Shays

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 10:31am EDT

As BTA closes Friday, DoD continues to foster strategic goals

The Defense Department's new strategic management plan includes changes to the department's previous business goals, as well as new areas DoD plans to focus on in the coming year.

Tags: management , BTA , David Wennergren , efficiency initiatives , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:30am EDT
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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Tags: technology , data center consolidation , COOP , IT reform , Army , Army Information Technology Agency , pentagon , Donald Adcock , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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Growing collaboration between US Cyber Command, DHS

The outgoing chief of staff for U.S. Cyber Command said recently the military's professional cyber corps has strong, diverse capabilities.

Tags: Cyber Command , David Senty , DHS , cybersecurity workforce

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 10:23am EDT

Geospatial intelligence HQ is now DC's 3rd largest federal office building

The National Geospatial Agency formally opened its headquarters Monday. Its $1.7 billion facility is the third largest in the national capital region.

Tags: Letitia Long , NGA , BRAC , Mark Center , Fort Belvoir , workforce , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:21am EDT
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What will deficit-reduction TRICARE provisions mean for military?

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how deficit-reduction proposals would affect military recruiting.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:58am EDT
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