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Army heeding call for acquisition reforms

The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.

Tags: Congress , contracting , industry , Army , DoD budget , John McHugh , Martin Dempsey , Senate Appropriations Committee , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:46pm EDT
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Same sex marriage on hold

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

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:38pm EDT

Faster VA-DoD disability evaluations still far off

Leaders in the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments say a new system that will let them jointly evaluate the disabilities of wounded servicemembers is a vast improvement over old procedures, but it will take another year or two before they can meet their goal of evaluating disabilities within 300 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , VA , Congress , integrated disability evaluation system , Patty Murray , Bill Lynn , Scott Gould , Scott Brown , electronic health record , technology , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:10pm EDT
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Defense contractors holding job fairs

Several defense contractors are hanging out a "Help Wanted" sign.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , job fair , BAE , BRAC , Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman , SAIC , CSC , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 08:40am EDT

Whistleblower protection reinforced at DoD

Civilian Pentagon whistleblowers need protection. It's the job of Daniel Meyer the director of whistleblowing and transparency at the Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Sammies , Daniel Meyer , In Depth

Monday - 05/16/2011, 06:01pm EDT
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New Jersey's Ft. Monmouth preps for move to Aberdeen

Ft. Monmouth Garrison Manager George Fitzmaier explains how his base is pulling it off.

Tags: George Fitzmaier , Fort Monmouth , Aberdeen Proving Ground , BRAC , BRAC Impact , In Depth ,

Friday - 05/13/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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Smooth BRAC move with Army Materiel Command's 'incremental' transition

Kate Kelly, chief the BRAC office for the command, discussed how planning started the moment Materiel Command found out it would be relocating to the Redstone Arsenal.

Tags: Army Materiel Command , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Kate Kelly , Federal Drive , Fort Belvoir

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:49pm EDT
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BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , Fort Belvoir , Fort Meade , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , LEED , U.S. Green Building Council , David Bullock , Travis Edwards , Don Carr , John Mateczun , Green buildings , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Walter Reed employee started working at age 17

Carolyn Stoneburner was 17 years old, fresh out of high school, when she started working as a secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Tags: Carolyn Stoneburner , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jolie Lee

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:46am EDT
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