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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

Defense officials say they want to hear from big and small companies alike as the department hunts for breakthrough technology that will ensure the military's dominance well into the future. It's a grand initiative that resembles ones from the past that led to nuclear weapons and precision-guided munitions. This one the third offset strategy could have more to do with big data, robots or 3-D printers. Jonathan Aberman is the managing director of Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit Tandem NSI. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss where the small companies will fit in.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Amplifier Ventures , technology , Tandem NSI , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:02am EST
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Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

As is typical, Defense leaders are not sharing many details about next year's budget proposal prior to its expected February release. But the Air Force is making clear it's gearing up for another fight on BRAC and aircraft divestitures, and thinks it might win this time.

Tags: Air Force , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , budget , Congress , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:54am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Two of the Air Force's most controversial budget proposals -- getting rid of excess bases and retiring aging aircraft -- will be back on the table in next year's budget. The force will try again this year, even though Congress voted against the proposals just a month ago. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , In Depth

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:45pm EST
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Dr. Stephen Cozza, Uniformed Services University

When someone dies, those left behind each grieve in their own way. Now for the first time a large-scale study is underway to understand the impact that the death of a service member has on his or her family. Dr. Stephen Cozza is Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the National Military Bereavement Study.

Tags: Stephen Cozza , Uniformed Services Universit , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:18am EST
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DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Tags: technology , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , Dave Mihelcic , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is kicking off a series of targeted acquisition initiatives that its leaders say will bring in more competition, cut out internal bureaucracy and ultimately lead to faster, cheaper procurements. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Air Force , Jared Serbu , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:15pm EST
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Pentagon's top spy chief will be first Marine, African American to hold position

Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart will take over as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Jan. 23, replacing interim director David Shedd, a former CIA official.

Tags: Vincent Stewart , DIA , Marine Corp , intelligence , CIA , people , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 11:15am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency is no longer the Defense Department's exclusive buyer of cloud computing services, but it is still in charge of security standards. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's new cloud security revamp is all about the idea of informed risk.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , DISA

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Littoral Combat Ship U.S.S. Fort Worth is in the Java Sea, helping with the effort to recover the remains of the Air Asia flight. The ship's work in that effort is generating a discussion about the future of the LCS program. Sydney Freedberg in Breaking Defense writes the mission "shows why the Navy needs something like LCS at all." Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program for the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if he thinks the LCS program has turned the corner and is headed toward respectability in Congress.

Tags: Jerry Hendrix , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , enter for a New American Security , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:08pm EST
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An update on The National Industries for the Blind

Kevin Lynch, president and chief executive officer of the National Industries for the Blind will give us an update on the organization and its current strategic challenges and market opportunities.
January 13, 2015

Tags: acquisition , National Industries for the Blind , Kevin Lynch , GSA , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:57pm EST
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