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Federal workgroup forms to take a bite out of bedbugs

Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA's director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.

Tags: federal drive , management , EPA , Bed Bugs , CDC , USDA , HHS , Lois Rossi , bedbugs , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 11/29/2010, 10:08am EST
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Navy chaplain discusses role in the military

Host Derrick T. Dortch talks to Navy Captain Mark Steiner, Chaplain of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, about his work providing for the spiritual welfare of men and women in the military.
November 26, 2010 (Encore presentation December 3, 2010)

Tags: Mark Steiner , Navy , chaplain , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch , pay and benefits

Friday - 11/26/2010, 02:01am EST
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DoD changing how it develops business systems

Under secretary Carter issued a new memo requiring the use of a new methodology for all business applications worth more than $1 million. DoD has more than 156 systems that meet that requirement.

Tags: management , Ashton Carter , Business Capability Lifecycle , program management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 03:20pm EST

Bolivia Flexes at U.S.

A very curt message for Defense Secretary Robert Gates yesterday. Bolivian President Evo Morales said Latin American nations will pick their own friends and business partners, including Iran, regardless of U.S. opinion. The remarks came during a welcome ceremony for delegates at a regional defense conference Morales never mentioned Gates. But observers say most of the speech, and all of the applause lines, obviously aimed at Gates.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Robert Gates , Evo Morales , Defense

Monday - 11/22/2010, 08:29pm EST

Navy names Halvorsen as new CIO

The Navy has a new chief information officer. Terry Halvorsen received the promotion today from Secretary Ray Mabus.

Tags: technology , management , Terry Halvorsen , Rob Carey , Ray Mabus , Navy , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/22/2010, 06:29pm EST

Guamanians fight DoD's firing range plan

The National Trust for Historic Preservation sues to turn DoD's plans for a firing range on Guam over. The trust's Brian Turner explains what's at stake.

Tags: federal drive , National Trust for Historic Preservation , Brian Turner , Guam , Defense , security

Friday - 11/19/2010, 09:40am EST
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Navy psychiatrist to head traumatic brain injury center

The Department of Defense announced today the appointment of Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, as the director of the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in Arlington, Va.

Tags: federal drive , DoD Report , Defense , traumatic brain injury , Navy , Paul Hammer

Friday - 11/19/2010, 08:40am EST

Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket

The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it's on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.

Tags: DoD Report , defense spending , defense spending bill , Senate Armed Services Committee , Harry Reid , Joe Lieberman , Senate , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:38pm EST

Air Force advisor proposes tips for working with private sector

This week on Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin talks to Riley Repko, the senior advisor for cybersecurity to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Requirements at the Air Force.
November 18, 2010

Tags: Riley Repko , Air Force , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 02:24pm EST
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