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At 67, Air Force in good shape, but faces some uncertainty, James says

After eight months on the job, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that even though the service is in good shape, it still faces uncertainty around its budget, overseas operations and readiness.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , budget , readiness , Islamic State , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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Chinese military hackers busted

The Associated Press is reporting that China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times. They broke into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers. A year-long investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee identified at least 20 break-ins or other unspecified cyber events targeting companies.

Tags: Chinese military , hackers , Senate Armed Services Committee , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Gen. Anthony Zinni, Former Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called diplomacy and development "soft power" that could be a powerful force multiplier for the military. Experts on all sides of the debate agree with that assessment, and they are writing about how to use that soft power to the advantage of the United States. Gen. Tony Zinni is former commander in chief of CENTCOM, and former special envoy to the Middle East. His new book is Before the First Shots are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the integration of military, diplomatic, and developmental operations.

Tags: Anthony Zinni , CENTCOM , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:08pm EDT
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On DoD: Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel

On this week's show, a deep dive into military personnel management within the Navy. Our guest for the full hour is Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Tags: Bill Moran , Navy , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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Air Force needs more strategic planning to meet budget constraints

The Air Force can't afford the programs it thinks it will need over the next decade. The service's top officer says it's time to reexamine priorities, with a realistic view of the funding it will get from Congress.

Tags: Air Force , readiness , Mark Welsh , Deborah Lee James , budget , strategic plan , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:34am EDT
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Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity

The Defense Department Education Activity, or DODEA, is probably the most widely spread-out school disctrict in the world. It educates more than a million children of service members each year, all over the globe. On the job since March, DODEA director Tom Brady has completed a 100 day analysis of his school system. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what he's found and what he hopes to do.

Tags: Thomas Brady , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 10:17am EDT
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Army stands up first-of-its-kind cyber brigade, explores dedicated career field for cyber

The Army's new dedicated career branch for cyber specialties could be up and running as soon as October.

Tags: Army , Army Cyber Command , Rodney Harris , Edward Cardon , technology , Inside the DoD Reporter , cybersecurity

Friday - 09/12/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The US Army is making strides in professionalizing its cyber workforce. Last week, the service announced a new cyber brigade with the mission of defending its computer networks. The new branch could be up and running by October. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu spoke to Emily Kopp about his Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Emily Kopp ,

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:39am EDT
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Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, Air Force Reserve Command

If the last 13 years of foreign wars have shown anything, it's the importance of reserve forces. Brig. Gen. John Flournoy is commander of the 4th Air Force within the Air Force Reserve Command. He's based out of March Air Reserve Base, California. He joined Federal Drive host Tom Temin at the Air Force Association conference and expo at National Harbor.

Tags: John Flournoy , Air Force , Air Force Reserve Command , Air Force Association , Federal Drive

Sunday - 09/14/2014, 06:55pm EDT
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