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How bad is DoD blowing its budget?

Nearly one-third of weapons systems the Defense Department has bought since 1997 are overbudget, and some of them by as much as 50 percent, GAO found.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , budget , In Depth

Friday - 04/01/2011, 04:28pm EDT
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DoD to issue first operational energy strategy

The Defense Department is preparing its first departmentwide strategy on how it uses energy for military operations and what it's doing to move to more secure energy sources. Leaders are hopeful that the strategy will be sent to Congress in April.

Tags: technology , Energy , DoD budget , operational energy , Sharon Burke , Robert Work , Erin Conaton Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/01/2011, 06:21am EDT
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CHCOs to develop HR certification program

The launch of phase two of the HR University moves the standardization and professionalization of federal human resources workers closer. The CHCO Council wants to expand the number of training courses and the specific types of classes for agencies. The HR University also provides a career path for federal HR workers.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Kathryn Medina , Johnny McLean , OPM , CHCO Council , HR University , Partnership for Public Service , training , e-learning , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:47am EDT

DLA deploying enterprise contracting system

After 10 years of development and planning, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Department's primary purchaser of almost everything besides weapons systems, is beginning to roll out a new enterprisewide system to automate the writing and management of the thousands of contract actions it processes each day.

Tags: contracting , technology , Defense Logistics Agency , Bob Foster , Mike Claffey , Enterprise Resource Planning , EProcurement , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:20pm EDT
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Navy's Wounded Warrior program boosts vet hiring

The Naval Sea Systems Command received the ERE Recruiting Excellence Award for Best Military Talent program for its Wounded Warrior hiring program.

Tags: Naval Sea Systems Command , Wounded Warrior , Kevin McCoy , hiring , VA , veterans , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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DISA hires Qwest for IP services under Networx

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded one of the remaining big deals under the Networx telecommunications contract to Qwest.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DISA , Qwest , Verizon , Networx , telecommunications services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Army to recruit cyber contractors

With cybersecuirty professionals in short supply, the Army is reaching out to contractors for help.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Army , cybersecurity professionals , hiring , ATS Corp , contracting , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:02pm EDT

NATO takes control on Libyan effort

NATO has taken over command of the No-Fly zone and other military efforts to stop Libyan leader Muamar Gadhafi's military and help the rebels gain steam. A U.s. intelligence source says the British and French have troops on the ground and supply guidance to the rebels while the a wealthy Middle Eastern government is bank rolling the effort to supply weapons to the rebels. As that effort continues, there are major concerns about possibly arming the rebels.

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

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:32pm EDT

Gadhafi pushing back

Muammar Gaddafi's army hasn't thrown in the towel yet. They set back the momentum of the rebels troops who were headed toward Tripoli. In the meantime Admiral James Stravridis, the U.S. head of NATO said there "flickers" of Al Qaida in Libya, waiting to fill the void left behind by Gadhafi, if he's ousted. But Stavridis added the is no evidence of a significant presence. The NATO-led aerial bombardment of Libyan forces is expected to continue until Gaddafi gives up or is defeated.

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

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:32pm EDT

U.S. pulling out

You can expect gradual movement of U.S. ships out of the Mediterranean. NATO is taking command of the international military campaign in Libya and is in charge of air strikes, an arms blockade and no-fly zone put in place to protect Libyan civilians from Muamar Ghadafi. The U.S. will still have a role, but it will not be leading the effort. At one point 11 U.S. vessels were stationed in the Mediterranean, including three submarines, two guided-missile destroyers and two amphibious assault ships

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

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:31pm EDT
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