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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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Army improves Arlington National Cemetery management

The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , John McHugh , Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:50am EDT

Air Force promises more disciplined acquisitions

The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , Defense Business Board , Norton Schwartz , Robert Gates , pay and benefits , acquisition , retirement

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:24am EDT
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CACI lands $33M Navy contract

Government contractor CACI has landed a $33 million contract with the Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, The Washington Business Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , CACI , contracting , acquisition , Naval Surface Warfare Center

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 11:42am EDT

Air Force secretary pledges to protect key systems

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.

Tags: management , Air Force , Michael Donley , michael gould , budget , Budget Control Act , deficit reduction , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:23am EDT
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