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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress has made clear in at least two federal laws that it thinks military members should be able to vote in state, local and federal elections no matter where they are. But a large group of the House of Representatives is still worried that's not the case. They want GAO to take a fresh look at the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office that facilitates overseas voting programs. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu shares this and other news in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , Federal Voting Assistance Program , GAO , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:41pm EDT
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McCain says Air Force's headquarters cutbacks are illusory

Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee,has sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James accusing the Air Force of engaging in a "shell game that simply moved money to fund the same positions elsewhere in the service."

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:32am EDT

Lawmakers seek new review of military voting assistance program

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have sent a unanimous, bipartisan letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for a new review of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. The committee notes that GAO has issued several reports on FVAP since 2001, but says that "continued management attention to FVAP still remains a priority."

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:20am EDT

Problems with Marine Corps audit aren't just a Marine Corps problem

The underlying issues involve the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which handles a huge array of payments and other financial transactions for all three military departments and the defense agencies.

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:47am EDT

New number two in Air Force secretariat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has tapped the Air Force's Eric Fanning to be his chief of staff, creating some movement in Air Force leadership.

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:39am EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Congress watches over military voting, Air Force staff cuts

In this edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the GAO to review the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office in charge of helping military members and civilians living abroad cast their ballots. Plus, Sen. John McCain, sends a letter to the Air Force accusing it of engaging in a shell game with its workforce.

Tags: FVAP , Air Force , Congress , DoD Inspector General , Audit readiness , Jared Serbu , Inside the Reporter

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:50am EDT

AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Tags: gender , women , military , special operations , Associated Press

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:36am EDT

DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

Tags: Technology , Mobile computing , Cybersecurity , Richard Hale , Navy , NSA , Sally Holcomb , John Zangardi , Roger Clark , Commerce Department , Apple , Android , Microsoft , BlackBerry , Common Access Card , HSPD-12 , Derived credential , PKI , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:35am EDT
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Air Force charges new cyber task force with looking for threats in core missions

Task Force Cyber Secure will attempt to apply the same degree of rigor and oversight DoD uses for its computing networks to everything else that's vulnerable to cyber threats, including weapons systems and industrial control systems. The Air Force is following in the footsteps of the Navy to ensure cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility.

Tags: Air Force , Technology , Cybersecurity , Mark Welsh , William Bender , Peter Kim , Task Force Cyber Secure , AFCEA , Air Force Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:44am EDT
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The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
April 3, 2015

Tags: Workforce , hiring , recruitment , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Healthcare IT , Technology

Friday - 04/03/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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