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US awards contract for Guantanamo intrustion-detection system

The U.S. is beefing up security at the Guantanamo war crimes court as it prepares for another round of tribunals.

Tags: DoD Report , Guantanamo Bay , advantor systems , contracting , acquisition

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:31pm EDT

VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill

Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.

Tags: VA , GI Bill , Congress , VFW , vetjobs , Tom Carper , Tom Harkin , Jim Webb , Curtis Coy , ted daywalt , education , Jared Serbu , Ryan Gallucci

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , elite forces , budget , Congress , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Gov't opposes full severance pay for military gays

Two days after repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law.

Tags: military , gay rights , pay and benefits , Associated Press

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: Feds Feed Families , John Berry , OPM , CHCO , USDA , charity , Barack Obama , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Lynn touts DoD charitable giving

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is asking Defense Department workers to unite for charitable giving with the start of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Tags: CFC , charitable giving , William Lynn , DoD Report

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 11:49am EDT

Air Force to offer buyouts to 6,000 civilians

The Air Force is planning to make payments to civilian employees to encourage them to leave the federal payroll, in addition to offers of early retirement. The service is trying to get to the level of civilian employment authorized under DoD's civilian hiring freeze, which mandates the department maintain its non-uniformed workforce at fiscal 2010 levels.

Tags: Air Force , workforce , Darrell Jones , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , VSIP , VERA , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:16am EDT
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DoD goes virtual to help vets transition to civilian life, jobs

John Campbell, deputy assistant defense secretary for wounded warrior care and transition policy, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss DoD's new technology-centered approach to getting returning vets back to work.

Tags: John Campbell , veterans , workforce , hiring

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:25am EDT
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