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DoD accelerates cybersecurity upgrade in Europe

The Pentagon will complete the Joint Regional Security Stacks in the European theater by the end of this year, two years earlier than planned. DoD already has begun to construct this regional cyber approach in the U.S. as part of its Joint Information Environment program.

Tags: technology , Joint Information Environment , Joint Regional Security Stack , Mark Bowman , cybersecurity , Robert Ferrell

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:07am EDT

Cuts to military pay and benefits can't wait, Pentagon tells Congress

Defense officials say they are eagerly awaiting next year's report from a congressionally-chartered commission that's currently examining military compensation. But officials say intense pressure on the top-line defense budget demands significant changes to personnel spending.

Tags: Jared Serbu , military pay , Congress , pay and benefits , Lindsey Graham , Kirsten Gillibrand

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:30am EDT
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Cuts to military pay and benefits can't wait, Pentagon tells Congress

Defense officials say they are eagerly awaiting next year's report from a Congressionally-chartered commission that's currently examining military compensation. But officials say intense pressure on the top-line defense budget demands significant changes to personnel spending.

Tags: military pay , Jared Serbu , Pentagon , budget , Congress

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:34am EDT

Costliest defense program in history faces further problems, delays

A new Government Accountability report finds that the DoD will have to spend $12 billion annually over the next 22 years on the F-35 program. Rob Levinson, Bloomberg Government senior defense analyst, explains the impact.

Tags: GAO audit , F-35 , Federal Drive , Rob Levinson , Bloomberg Government

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 11:47am EDT

Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The most expensive defense program ever, the F-35 fighter plane, is running into more problems. The Government Accountability Office says software delays could force the Marine Corps to push back its roll out scheduled for next year. What's more, the auditors say the Defense Department will have to spend more than $12 billion annually on the program for the next 22 years. For more on the future of the F-35 program, Federal Drive host Emily Kopp spoke to Rob Levinson, a senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government. Read our related story.

Tags: Rob Levinson , Bloomberg Government , F-35 , GAO , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:49pm EDT
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F-35 cost estimates increase in defense acquisition cost report

The Defense Department estimates its major acquisition programs are costing $1.6 trillion, slightly less than previously estimates.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , SAR , F-35 , financial management , DoD Report

Monday - 04/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT

Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: Congress , Budget Control Act , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , John McHugh , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tags: Anthony Calandra , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , training , workforce , Navy , Naval Installations Command , Timothy Trammell , Carlos Ansley , Navy Yard shooting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT

DoD deputy CIO Carey to retire

Rob Carey, the principal deputy CIO at the Defense Department, will retire after 31 years in government. He is at least the seventh high level and long-time federal technology official to leave government in the last six months.

Tags: people , Rob Carey , technology , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 08:53am EDT
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