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Pentagon IG details 'multiple forms of misconduct' by AFRICOM general

First Africa Command leader misused his authority and government funds, DoD inspector general finds. The review recommends the Army take "appropriate action" against Gen. William Ward.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , Army , William Ward , inspector general , U.S. Africa Command , waste fraud abuse , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/17/2012, 04:01pm EDT

USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

For 17 minutes on Sunday, the ship cruised west across Boston Harbor, reaching a maximum speed of 3.1 knots. It was its first sail under its own power since turning 200 in 1997.

Tags: DoD , USS Constitution , Navy

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 08:52pm EDT

Panetta announces new Senior Executive appointments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced new Senior Executive Service assignments.

Tags: DoD , Secretary of Defense , Leon Panetta , Senior Executive Service

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:28pm EDT

Pentagon budgets $9B to improve energy use

The Defense Department plans to spend $9 billion between now and 2017 on improving the way it uses energy.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , energy use , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 08:53am EDT

DARPA floats crowdsourcing to develop amphibious vehicle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking into whether open collaboration can produce a design for a Marine Corps amphibious vehicle.

Tags: DARPA , DoD , Marine Corps

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:50am EDT

Air Force revamps program to aid airmen returning to civilian life

The Air Force will also provide financial planning support, and a briefing on veterans benefits.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Veterans Affairs , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 08:58am EDT

Navy wants lasers to knock out drones

The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Office of Naval Research

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 08:47am EDT

DoD IG finds audits at DISA fall short of government standards

A review of audit practices at the military's IT agency finds significant deficiencies in meeting governmentwide "yellow book" auditing standards. DISA agreed with the inspector general's findings and laid out four steps toward improvement.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Financial management , inspector general , Kristopher Miltner , yellow book , Jared Serbu , Oversight , management ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:39am EDT

Flynn starts 'dream job' as new DIA director

New director of the Defense Intelligence Agency challenges his workers to better serve their customers both military and private sector by being more responsive, timely and relevant.

Tags: Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , Cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:41am EDT
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