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Federal Newscast - June 21, 2011

Newscast stories heard on the June 21, 2011, edition of In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Leon Panetta , Mark Warner , John Potter , contracting , acquisition , transparency , spending , Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 09:04pm EDT

Oshkosh wins $226 million Army contract

The Army has awarded the Oshkosh Corporation a $226 million contract for 5,131 underbody improvement kits for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle.

Tags: Army , Oshkosh , industry , acquisition , contracting , Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicl , In Depth , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:06pm EDT

GAO: DoD cybersecurity falls short

The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department needs to step up its cybersecurity training.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , Cyber Command , GAO , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:53pm EDT

NSA wants bulletproof smartphones

The National Security Agency wants to be able to outfit military personnel with commercial smartphones and tablets -- but based on a NSA security design.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NSA , defense , smartphones , tablets , telework

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:30am EDT

House committee: DoD should improve Rx drug tracking

The House Appropriations Committee wants DoD to electronically find and track pharmaceutical information for troops at war.

Tags: DoD Report , House Appropriations Committee , Congress , House , management , oversight , technology , prescription drugs , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:59pm EDT

DARPA to launch virtual Internet

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is leading the charge on making a virtual Internet to better protect the real Internet.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Internet , National Cyber Range , DARPA , In Depth ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:51pm EDT

Reporters' roundup: Pentagon soldiers to shed camouflage

Soldiers working at the Pentagon will trade their combat camouflage for business-like uniforms.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Army , Pentagon , policy , DoD Report

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:40pm EDT
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GAO: DoD missing keys to good procurement

Designing requirements for a big procurement at DoD involves three main elements: cost, schedule, and performance objectives. GAO's Mike Sullivan told Federal News Radio that DoD continues to struggle in those areas.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , GAO , procurement , acquisition , acquisition policy , management , oversight , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:19pm EDT
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U.S. to swap guns with diplomacy

Fewer than seven months remain before the U.S. military is scheduled to leave Iraq, and the handoff from DoD to diplomats is in full swing. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former Ambassador Ronald Neumann about the buildup of American soft power.

Tags: military , Iraq , diplomacy , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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