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Effects of sequestration on the Pentagon

If the debt reduction supercommittee fails to come up with spending cut recommendations by Nov. 23, automatic across-the-board cuts will go into effect. Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress analyzes what these cuts could mean for the Pentagon.

Tags: Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , supercommittee , budget , In Depth , management , deficit reduction , sequestration

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:50pm EDT

Naval officer achieves another first

Michelle Janine Howard became the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of three-star vice admiral, as she stepped into her new role as deputy commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces headquartered in Norfolk, Va.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Federal Drive , Michelle Howard

Monday - 08/27/2012, 07:26am EDT

Navy rethinks plans to purchase cutting-edge warship

The ships are supposed to be able to sail in shallow water and ward off various threats from submarines to pirates.

Tags: DoD , USS Freedom , Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/27/2012, 09:06am EDT

DoD plan to buy cybersecurity tools hits speedbump

The plan calls for the creation of two new bodies. The Cyber Investment Management Board would oversee cyber acquisition, and a Cyber Capabilities Team would look at technology and policy requirements.

Tags: DoD , Cybersecurity , Cyber Capabilities Team , Cyber Investment Management Board , Technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/27/2012, 08:57am EDT

Three contractors vie to build next generation of DoD trucks

The Defense Department named AM General, which makes the Humvee, plus Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Corporation. The three will build competing prototypes.

Tags: DoD , contracting , AM General , Lockheed Martin , Oshkosh Corporation

Friday - 08/24/2012, 09:32am EDT

Feds charge Army officer, 2 others in fraud scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and two former Special Forces soldiers were indicted Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme to win military contracts in Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Army , Special Forces , Afghanistan ,

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:16pm EDT

DoD at risk of missing 2017 audit deadline

Dan Blair, DoD's deputy inspector general for auditing, blames delays on a new, resource planning system. He says the department has inconsistent controls and unreliable data.

Tags: Dan Blair , DoD , budget , audit , Federal Drive , GovExec

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 09:47am EDT

DoD cyber acquisition stategy described as 'too bureaucratic'

Sources say the Defense Department is behind on implementing the new plan and may in fact be exploring other options.

Tags: DoD , cyber acquisition , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Acquisition

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:12am EDT

Groups seek to cut ties between Marine Corps, UFC

Protesters say the ultimate-fighting league condones sexist and homophobic behavior that runs contrary to the Marine Corps' commitment to maintain dignity and respect towards others.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , UFC , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 08:53am EDT

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

In just the past 10 days, Afghan forces have attacked their coalition partners seven times, killing nine Americans.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , Afghanistan , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:09pm EDT
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