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Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Force

The Air Force owns a huge stockpile of intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers that are quickly aging in place. It owns two out of three legs of the US nuclear triad; the Navy owns the third. Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration for the Air Force, tells Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola how the service is modernizing its two legs of the US nuclear triad.

Tags: Garrett Harencak , Air Force , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:59pm EDT
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Gary Schmitt, Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Strategic Studies, AEI

The House of Representatives released its fiscal 2016 budget proposal. It would parse back the strict spending limits on the Defense Department while keeping in place a range of cuts for domestic programs. Gary Schmitt is co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Strategic Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the House Budget Committee's plan.

Tags: Gary Schmitt , American Enterprise Institute , In Depth , budget

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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House GOP budget calls for increase in feds' retirement contributions

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) released his $3.8 trillion budget plan, which includes language calling for an increase to federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans. All federal employees would pay 6.6 percent of their pay into their retirement plans. The bill also increases funding to the Defense Department's Overseas Contingency Operations fund, while keeping total DoD spending under sequestration caps.

Tags: House Budget Committe , Tom Price , budget , FERS , retirement , retirement contribution , Overseas Contingency Operations , Congress , House , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:06pm EDT

Dr. Wendy Dean, Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, U.S. Army

You might remember Charla Nash. She's the woman who was horribly disfigured when attacked by a friend's pet chimpanzee back in 2009. The Pentagon has been closely watching her long recovery. More than watching, actually. The Army has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of Nash's medical bills. The hope is Nash's ordeal can help the military learn to care for disfigured soldiers returning from war. Dr. Wendy Dean, a medical advisor in the Army's Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the effort and what the military hopes to learn.

Tags: Wendy Dean , Army , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Charla Nash , chimpanzee , disfigured soldiers , Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:41am EDT
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Air Force: Don't 'cut and skimp' on our nuclear program

Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the Air Force's Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, balances work to fulfill President Obama's vision with the need to keep U.S. nuclear capabilities viable. "As long as nuclear weapons exist, we'll maintain a safe, secure and effective stockpile for us and our allies," he tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Air Force , Garrett Harencak , nuclear weapons , nuclear deterrence , Long Range Strike Bomber , Minuteman III , Ground Based Strategic Deterrent , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 06:00am EDT

Aboulafia: DoD can't do much about industrial base consolidation

The U.S. Air Force will award a contract for a long-range strike bomber this year. That contract could completely change the landscape of the aerospace industry, according to Richard Aboulafia. He's vice president of analysis at the Teal Group Corporation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said if there's only one thing to pay attention to in the aerospace industry this year, this contract is it.

Tags: Richard Aboulafia , Teal Group , Air Force , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Army plans large reductions in service contract support

Cuts to service contracts are part of an Army-wide push to use soldiers and civilians for jobs that had been outsourced by necessity during wartime, officials said Wednesday.

Tags: Congress , Army , John McHugh , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:00am EDT
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Pentagon's Ginman reflects on four decades in Defense procurement

Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, left government late last month. In an interview with Federal News Radio's On DoD a few days before his retirement, he reflected on what's changed during his 42-year career, and what hasn't.

Tags: On DoD , acquisition , Richard Ginman , GAO , DCMA , DCAA , Althea Coetzee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:55am EDT
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