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Robert Hale and Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton

President Barack Obama announced three major initiatives today to boost the Senior Executive Service. It's the latest in a long line of initiatives and research on improving the SES. Booz Allen and the Partnership for Public Service have proposed reforms to the SES. Booz Allen's Ron Sanders -- former Chief Human Capital Officer for the intelligence community -- and Bob Hale -- former Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) -- talked about those SES reform recommendations on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Hale , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Senior Executive Service , Barack Obama , In Depth , management

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:06pm EST
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Iraqi forces get new start

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Iraqi security forces have new momentum in their battle to regain territory lost this year to ISIL.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , Chuck Hagel , Army , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 09:50am EST

Disability hiring on the rise, OPM says

Four years after a push from the President, the federal government is hiring employees with disabilities at a rate that's higher than it's been in decades, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , disability hiring , Jory Heckman , Treasury Department , Veterans Affairs , Treasury

Monday - 12/08/2014, 11:39am EST

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , financial management , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The next big change at the Department of Defense may be in the Chief Information Officer's office. But it may not be a personnel change; it may be a change to the organization chart. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of those changes as part of this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:01pm EST
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Audits Scheduled

The DoD has awarded contracts to independent public accounting firms to conduct audits of current year appropriated funds for all of the military services.

Tags: audit , Army , KPMG , Air Force , Ernst & Young , Cotton and Company

Friday - 12/05/2014, 01:41pm EST

Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

The big national defense authorization bill is moving through Congress. It passed the House yesterday, and the Senate is expected to take it up next week. In purely military spending terms, the bill is a mixed bag. Some programs and platforms get plus-ups, others get cuts. Todd Harrison is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He's been studying the bill, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the bill's winners and losers.

Tags: Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , House , Senate , NDAA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , budget

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:58am EST
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Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: American Enterprise Institute , Jim Talent , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST
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Jessica Wright, DoD's under secretary for personnel and readiness, retires

After a 40-year career in government, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright announced her retirement to President Obama and DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. As under secretary, Wright oversaw personnel matters for DoD's workforce and called for reforms to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Tags: Jessica Wright , undersecretary for personnel and readiness , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama , sexual assault , workforce , management

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:40am EST
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