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New number two in Air Force secretariat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has tapped the Air Force's Eric Fanning to be his chief of staff, creating some movement in Air Force leadership.

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:39am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Congress watches over military voting, Air Force staff cuts

In this edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the GAO to review the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. Plus, Sen. John McCain, sends a letter to the Air Force accusing it of engaging in a shell game with its workforce.

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:50am EDT

AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Tags: gender , women , military , special operations , Associated Press

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:36am EDT

DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

Tags: technology , Mobile computing , cybersecurity , Richard Hale , Navy , NSA , Sally Holcomb , John Zangardi , Roger Clark , Commerce Department , Apple , Android , Microsoft , BlackBerry , Common Access Card , HSPD-12 , Derived credential , PKI , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:35am EDT

Air Force charges new cyber task force with looking for threats in core missions

Task Force Cyber Secure will attempt to apply the same degree of rigor and oversight DoD uses for its computing networks to everything else that's vulnerable to cyber threats, including weapons systems and industrial control systems. The Air Force is following in the footsteps of the Navy to ensure cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility.

Tags: Air Force , technology , cybersecurity , Mark Welsh , William Bender , Peter Kim , Task Force Cyber Secure , AFCEA , Air Force Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:44am EDT

The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
April 3, 2015

Tags: workforce , hiring , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Healthcare IT , technology

Friday - 04/03/2015, 06:41pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force thinks it's done a good job of making sure its IT networks are protected from cyber threats, but that's only 20 percent of the cyber problem. A brand new task force will try to take an enterprise approach to protecting the other 80 percent of Air Force systems that are vulnerable to cyber threats, including weapons systems and critical base infrastructure. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 05:14pm EDT

Air Force gives sex assault victims a voice to their choice'

Lt. Col. Andrea deCamara, chief of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency's Special Victims Counsel Division, said victim empowerment is extremely important. "The conviction is not what we'd like to focus on for the victim; it's empowering the victim to be able to make informed choices," she told Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Air Force , Andrea deCamara , Special Victims Counsel , sexual assault , Judge Advocate General , Jason Fornicola , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:52pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's taking the DoD directive to trim its headquarters staff extremely seriously. And that's not just because it will save money. The service's number two civilian sees it as an opportunity to flatten what he calls a "sclerotic" bureaucracy, which does a poor job of responding to changing circumstances and urgent needs. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:47pm EDT

Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Navy is applying its 20-year-old open systems architecture strategy to a new class of ships. The OSA strategy tackles acquisition and system development in a modular way, so the Navy can customize weapon systems and designs throughout the lifecycle of the program. Nick Guertin is director of transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said open systems architecture is even more valuable today because it also drives down costs.

Tags: Nick Guertin , Navy , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:18pm EDT
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