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Scott Thomas: Asking 'why' to bureacracy

Scott Thomas is a project manager for the GPS Directorate at the Space and Missile Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Tags: scott thomas , la air force base , new face of government , young feds

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT

DoE to give DoD a leg up in using alternative energy

The Defense and Energy departments are starting two new joint research and demonstration projects intended to help DoD become less reliant on petroleum.

Tags: Dept. of Energy , William Lynn , Steven Chu , Contracting , green government , alternative energy , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:37am EDT

Cybersecurity policy can't exist in vacuum

General James Cartwright said the recent DoD cybersecurity strategy is an important first step in making sure cybersecurity policy is integrated across both the Pentagon and government.

Tags: cybersecurity , James Cartwright , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:16pm EDT

GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , Missile Defense Agency , Training , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

Could DCAA proposals have led to big savings?

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss recent speculation that the Defense Department ignored proposals from the Defense Contract Audit Agency nearly two years ago.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , DCAA , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , POGO

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 04:50pm EDT

DoD savings won't target industry profits

Even though a short era of ever-increasing military budgets has come to a close, Pentagon leaders said Monday their quest to find savings in defense spending is not aimed at reducing the profitability of contractors.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Industry , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:48am EDT

Reporters' Roundup: DoD bottom line will look very different

These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Frank Kendall , acquisition , Contracting , reporters

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:54pm EDT

Air Force Wants to Reduce Airlifter Use

The Air Force has requested that Congress reduce the amount of airlifters it is required to use. Gen. Duncan McNabb, who heads the U.S. Transportation Command said doing so could save $1.2 billion over five years.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , Duncan McNabb

Monday - 07/18/2011, 06:57pm EDT

Congress has 'clout' to force clean DoD audits

A House Armed Services Committee panel is reviewing the Pentagon's efforts to reform its auditing practices. Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) head the panel, which is first trying to get a handle on the scope of the issue, Andrews told Federal News Radio's Federal Drive.

Tags: Federal Drive , Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ) , rep. mike conway (r-texas) , Financial management , Defense , House Armed Services Committee , Jack Moore

Monday - 07/18/2011, 09:05am EDT
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