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Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, Harris Corporation

Budget pressures on the Defense Department have driven down spending on research and development. That gives the military less say in developments that might give battlefield superiority. But industry can help with a class of products known as non-developmental items. Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, now with Harris Corporation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Dennis Moran , budget , Harris Corporation , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , research and development

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:42am EST
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Dr. John Dye, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

The pace of new Ebola infections appears to have leveled off, but its too early declare victory. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes, on the research front. Army scientists are working on a vaccine for Ebola. With troops being deployed to West Africa to help control and treat the outbreak, Army scientists are taking the most advanced vaccines forward as quickly as possible. Dr. John Dye is the viral immunology branch chief at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive that for the Army, research into infectious diseases has a long history.

Tags: Ebola , West Africa , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Army , John Dye , Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Monday - 11/17/2014, 09:22am EST
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Army Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty in planning for climate change

The Army Corps of Engineers' strategy for building more resilient civil works infrastructure involves planning for more unpredictable weather events, and treating watersheds as integrated systems instead of a collection of standalone projects.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , civil works , climate change , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs just found out that independent auditors have given their IT security program a failing grade for the 16th year in a row. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on the security shortcomings and what VA says it's doing to fix them.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , IT security , Jared Serbu , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:25pm EST
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Tim Peplaw, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is helping with Ebola civilian relief efforts in Africa. The agency launches a new public website featuring maps showing power grids, roads and other infrastructure that might be useful to civilian workers. Tools will let users pinpoint Ebola cases by location. Tim Peplaw is director of NGA's Readiness, Response and Recovery group. Peplaw points out to Tom Temin on the Federal Drive that for the NGA, support for humanitarian causes is nothing new.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ebola , NGIA ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 07:11pm EST
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Former sailor charged with impersonating a Navy SEAL

Law enforcement set up a sting operation to arrest a former sailor who was impersonating an active-duty Navy SEAL.

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

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 01:52pm EST

Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, Director, DCMA

The Defense Contract Management Agency has about 12,000 civilian and military employees who interact with more than 20,000 contractors and handle more than $220 billion for the Defense Department. Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, director of DCMA, is receiving an award at the GovCon Award ceremony for her role in building business partnerships between the public and private sector. She told In Depth with Francis Rose about the partnerships she helped oversee.

Tags: Wendy Masiello , DCMA , GovCon Awards , contractors , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:20pm EST
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Pentagon skeptical of Iranian drone

Iran has long bragged about capturing a downed U.S. drone, and this week it unveiled what it called a reverse-engineered copy.

Tags: drone , Iran , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 09:15am EST

DoD's Work implores Congress to ‘stop the madness,' warns of further cuts to readiness

The military has made some progress in reversing the training and maintenance shortfalls it underwent when sequestration first took hold in 2013. But Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said those gains will quickly reverse themselves if Congress lets the budget caps return next year.

Tags: sequestration , budget , readiness , research and development , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Robert Work , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 03:36am EST
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On DoD: Paul Francis, Government Accountability Office, and Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations

On this edition of On DoD, we revisit a special series Federal News Radio aired last month on federal acquisition: The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Paul Francis , GAO , On DoD , Kevin Kelly , LGS Innovations , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 02:23pm EST
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