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New Army chief coming

General George Casey will complete his tour as Army Chief of Staff later this spring. Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to replace him. If President Barack Obama accepts and nominates Dempsey, he would have to be confirmed by the Senate. Dempsey is now commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command and previously was acting commander of Central Command. He also led the multi-national training effort in Iraq and commanded the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad.

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

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 02:16pm EST

Obama signs Defense authorization bill

Despite what he called 'strong objections' to limitations in the bill on the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees, President Obama on Friday signed the 2011 defense authorization bill

Tags: Congress , Barack Obama , Defense Authorization Bill , Guantanamo Bay , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:39pm EST

JFCOM rebranding, downsizing, but not closing

A memorandum signed by the president Thursday night gives DoD the green light to formally shut down the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said about half the command's functions will stay in the Norfolk area, while Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner's office said JFCOM would be revamped and renamed.

Tags: management , Congress , JFCOM , Robert Gates , Mark Warner , Ray Odierno , Kevin Hall , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:38pm EST

Reporters' Roundup: JFCOM, Federal News Countdown

Your daily debrief of the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on.

Tags: Reporters' Roundup , Jared Serbu , JFCOM , Francis Rose , Dorobek Insider , In Depth

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Defense expands cyber DMZs

DoD is expanding the use of demilitarized zones to improve security of its unclassified network. Over the next two years, DISA require all service applications to go through these buffer zones.

Tags: technology , Richard Hale , Dave Mihelcic , Larry Huffman , DISA , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , BRAC , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:45am EST
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DISA widening space between network, public Internet

DoD is expanding the use of demilitarized zones to improve security of its unclassified network. Over the next two years, DISA require all service applications to go through these buffer zones.

Tags: technology , Richard Hale , Dave Mihelcic , Larry Huffman , DISA , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , BRAC , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:12am EST

DISA wants more vendor accountability

DISA's Tony Montemarano said the agency wants to use more performance based contracts to better manage contractors.

Tags: contracting , industry , technology , Tony Montemarano , DISA , BRAC , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:09am EST

White House to lower DoD budget request for 2012

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the Pentagon will reduce costs by raising health care premiums of working-age military retirees.

Tags: Robert Gates , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 06:25am EST
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GAO: DoD lacks 'sufficient' data on $2.1B in power sources

GAO's Michael Sullivans explains the recommendations for the Defense Department to improve oversight of its power source investments.

Tags: GAO , Dorobek Insider , power source , Michael Sullivan , accountability , Defense Authorization Bill , budget

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 05:48pm EST
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Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:53pm EST
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