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Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."

Tags: Congress , management , auditing , Chuck Grassley , Gordon Heddell , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: contracting , industry , regulations , Procurement Integrity Act , Federal Register , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT

Pentagon surveys employers

The Pentagon wants to better understand how military service affects those who employ members of the Guard and Reserves. The Department of Defense is surveying about 80,000 employers of all sizes across the nation. Guard and Reserve members currently comprise about 50 percent of the military's total strength, according to the Pentagon. Defense officials say they generally receive strong support from companies who employ Guard and Reserve members, who sometimes must be away from their families and their jobs for extended periods of time.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , defense

Friday - 06/03/2011, 12:30pm EDT

It's Free but it ain't cheap

The white head stones and Arlington and Punchbowl and at many other cemeteries just sit there today, silent but proud monuments to the sacrifice that this country was built upon. Originally called Decoration Day, this is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Several cities lay claim to observing the first memorial day but on this day, from California to the New York Island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters every town village and hamlet honor those who proved Freedom is free but it ain't cheap.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , defense

Friday - 06/03/2011, 12:29pm EDT

Khadr's sentence upheld

The eight year sentence for Omar Khadr will stand. He is the youngest detainee at the Guantanamo bay detention facility. He was taken there when he was 15 in 2002. On Oct. 25, 2010 he pled guilty to charges that included murder for throwing a grenade that mortally wounded an American soldier in Afghanistan. A military jury at the U.S. base in Cuba recommended a 40-year sentence. But a pretrial agreement limited him to no more than eight years. The Pentagon official in charge of war crimes tribunals upheld the eight-year sentence on Thursday.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , defense

Friday - 06/03/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Iraq , Afghanistan , contracting , waste , USAID , State , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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New long-range bomber details emerge

The Defense Department has detailed its plans for a new generation of long-range bombers.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , long range bomber

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:40am EDT

NSPS transition chief moves to missile agency

The man leading the transition of more than 200,000 defense civilian workers into new pay systems has accepted a job at the Missile Defense Agency.

Tags: John James , Ruben Gomez , National Security Personnel System , Missile Defense Agency , NSPS , pay and benefits , people , workforce

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 02:32pm EDT

DoD struggles to manage space program

The Government Accountability Office examined the key systems DoD is using to provide space situational awareness. Federal News Radio spoke with Christina Chaplain, GAO's director of acquisition and sourcing management issues.

Tags: Christina Chaplain , GAO , Federal Drive , management , space situational awareness

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 01:04pm EDT
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Collaboration lessons from Army, Marine Corps training

GAO's Sharon Pickup explains how the Army and Marine Corps are working together and how your agency can work with other agencies to achieve a common goal.

Tags: Sharon Pickup , GAO , training , best practices , Marine Corps , Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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