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Overseas funding request submitted

The White House has submitted an updated Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request to Congress. DoD OCO funding allotted is $58.6 billion and it includes $1.4 billion for State Department programming. President Barack Obama says the request is consistent with the plan he laid out at West Point. The plan called for bringing the U.S. war in Afghanistan to a responsible end, while ensuring our Armed Forces have the flexibility and resources required to respond to emerging needs as terrorist threats around the world continue to evolve.

Tags: White House , OCO , Barack Obama , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:45am EDT

Former contractor sentenced in Navy bribery scheme

A Virginia government contractor is sentenced for conspiracy to bribe public officials.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Navy , contracting , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:53am EDT

Army Corps of Engineers exploring new ways to finance missions

Army Corps of Engineers faces billions of dollars in backlogged projects. With little hope of additional funding from Congress, officials are looking for alternative ways to finance the public infrastructure they're charged with maintaining.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , budget , Congress , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:27am EDT
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Pentagon sticking to its guns in commercial approach to health record system

After a failed attempt to build a shared system with VA, the Defense Department is in a hurry to replace its aging health IT system. DoD says the final product will be an off-the-shelf commercial solution with as few changes as possible.

Tags: VA , technology , health IT , Christopher Miller , Craig Schaefer , John Windom , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:10am EDT
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US military advisors arriving in Baghdad

Ninety of the 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces going to Iraq are in Baghdad. The Pentagon says they will begin to do three things: assess the strength of Iraqi forces, gauge the skill of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and determine if it's viable to send more US advisory teams to Iraq.

Tags: military advisers , pentagon , Pentagon & Beyond , Iraq , ISIS , ISIL

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:06pm EDT

DIA opens new gateway to vendors, hoping for disruptive technologies

The Defense Intelligence Agency will inaugurate its new Open Innovation Gateway on Wednesday, as part of its strategy to bring new technologies into the intelligence community from non-traditional vendors, and to buy new capabilities within weeks instead of years.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , Defense Intelligence Agency , Needipedia , Michael Flynn , Dan Doney , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:49am EDT
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DoD procurement chief Dick Ginman planning to retire

Pentagon's most senior contract policy official is set to retire soon, but schedule is uncertain.

Tags: Richard Ginman , Shay Assad , people , acquisition , Jared Serbu , exclusive

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:03am EDT

David Olive, Principal, Catalyst Partners

Terrorists in the Middle East are using weapons, supplies, and even new technology made in the United States in their attacks on Iraqi cities and elsewhere. David Olive is a principal of Catalyst Partners and a writer for the Security Debrief blog. He said on In Depth with Francis Rose, they're even using a brand new drug the Food and Drug Administration just approved for military use in April, and it's calling into question the security of the military supply chain.

Tags: FDA , Catalyst Partners , David Olive , security , Security Debrief

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Debra Draper, Director of Health Care Issues, GAO

The Defense Department's showing negative side effects from a rough transition to a new healthcare contractor in the western United States. Those side effects are because of a 21-billion dollar contract award to a healthcare administration company new to the TRICARE system. Debra Draper is director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office. She said on In Depth with Francis Rose that cost overruns and healthcare delays are cropping up because TRICARE management didn't pay close enough attention to the company's transition process.

Tags: GAO , TRICARE , Debra Draper

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Army captain sentenced for kidnapping, assault

An Army officer was convicted of violating three military laws including abusive sexual contact, kidnapping and assault.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , Army ,

Friday - 06/20/2014, 03:30am EDT
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