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House passes NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

The House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Thursday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 12:17pm EST

OFPP's Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government's relationship with its vendors.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , industry , category management , GSA , acquisition workforce , digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 06:00am EST
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Pentagon casts wide net to build its next long-range technology strategy

New request for information kicks off DoD's long-range R&D planning initiative, an effort to regain technological superiority that Defense officials fear is rapidly eroding.

Tags: technology , long-range research and development plan , Stephen Welby , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 03:47am EST
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Hagel to address sexual assault among troops

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel releases a report Thursday on the Department of Defense's recent progress in addressing sexual assault.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Sexual Assault Prevention and Response , sexual assault , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 10:28am EST

Several top-level DoD nominees under Senate review

The Senate Armed Services Commitee is reviewing a group of new White House nominees to fill top-level positions at the Defense Department. The list includes DoD's general counsel position, the commander of Pacific Command and three assistant secretary positions.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 05:14pm EST
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Iran joins bombing campaign

In an unusual turn of events, Iran has joined the U.S. in bombing ISIL, but it's not something the U.S. set up.

Tags: Iran , ISIL , bombing , John Kirby , F-4 Phantoms ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 06:07pm EST

Adm. John Harvey, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Virginia Commonwealth

Upgrades are coming at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota that are a long time coming. The Military Times reports the nuclear weapons facility there has maintanance, upkeep, and infrastructure problems. Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey is Virginia's Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and former commander of Fleet Forces Command. He led a team along with retired Air Force Gen. Lawrence Welsh to look at the nuclear enterprise. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his thoughts about how the nation's nuclear enterprise is in the news all of a sudden.

Tags: John Harvey , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:24pm EST
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Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Phyllis Wilson is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve. She talked about the program and the Reserve's broader plans for 2015 with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on this week's On DoD.

Tags: Phyllis Wilson , Army Reserve , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 02:41pm EST
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