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Ken Sandler, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA

The Army needs big solutions if it wants to generate as much energy as it consumes by 2020. It's using the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs as a testing ground for the Net-Zero Energy Initiative. The General Services Administration identifies four ideas that could help Fort Carson reach big energy breakthroughs. It's also partnering with the Army and Energy Department to measure Fort Carson's progress so far. Ken Sandler is the sustainability and green building advisor within the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at GSA. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what Fort Carson has done so far.

Tags: Army , In Depth , Francis Rose , Fort Carson , GSA , Energy Department , Ken Sandler , green energy , Net-Zero Energy Initiative

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , Veteran Affairs , health IT , electronic health record system , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Ann Hagedorn, Author, "The Invisible Soldiers"

The Pentagon is looking at the relationship between its prime contractors and their subcontractors. That relationship has generated some controversy, especially in the area of private military security companies. Ann Hagedorn is author of The Invisible Soldiers: How American Outsourced Our Security. Her book focuses on the pros and cons of those companies and how the government buys their services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the story of Kadhim Alkanani.

Tags: Ann Hagedorn , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Cary Russell, Director of Defense Capabilities, GAO

The F-22 Raptor made its combat debut against the Islamic State in Syria this week. The F-22 project cost about $70 billion over a decade. The Pentagon expects the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be combat-ready in four years, and it's already the most expensive weapon system in Defense Department history. Cary Russell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, estimates the cost of running the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He told In Depth with Francis Rose after DoD activates the F-35 for combat, the cost could reach about $1 trillion.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cary Russell , GAO , F-22 Raptor , Pentagon Solutions , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Pentagon

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:08pm EDT
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Report: Services for female veterans fall short

The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even as their number is rising dramatically, according to a new report.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , workforce , oversight

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 05:40pm EDT

One woman's life quest to serve the military and their families

Elaine Rogers, CEO of USO Metropolitan Washington, has worked for the organization serving America's troops since she was 24 years old. Rogers is this week's guest on the Women of Washington radio show.

Tags: Elaine Rogers , USO , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , Bob Hope , Robin Williams

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 09:57am EDT

DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , acquisition , Defense Information Systems Agency , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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Manning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement.

Tags: Chelsea Manning , transgender

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 07:30pm EDT

Charles Tiefer, Law Professor, University of Baltimore

A contracting loophole denies small businesses the chance to land subcontracting opportunities with the Defense Department. The Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program removes the requirement for prime DoD contractors to report their small business subcontracting plans. That leaves them without an incentive to meet their small business goals. Charles Tiefer is a law professor and contracting expert from the University of Baltimore. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's time to end the 25-year old test program.

Tags: Charles Tiefer , University of Baltimore , In Depth

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Pentagon's new version of Better Buying Power focuses on ‘technical excellence'

The latest blueprint to improve DoD's acquisition process will try to help the military achieve game-changing end products and spend less time on the business end of the acquisition system. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the strategy remains in draft form while DoD gathers feedback from a variety of experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Better Buying Power , Frank Kendall , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:19am EDT
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