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Update from Afghanistan

Big Republican gains in Congress could make it harder for President Barack Obama to keep his pledge to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by next summer. We get an update on how things are going there from Rear Adm. Greg Smith.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , security , Afghanistan , Defense , DoD , Greg Smith

Friday - 11/05/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Gates down under for AUSMIN

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is on a whirlwind trip to Australia and Malaysia, where he will reinforce the U.S. commitment to the region with a longstanding U.S. ally and an increasingly close partner.

Tags: Federal Drive , security , Defense , Robert Gates

Friday - 11/05/2010, 09:40am EDT

Navy asks Congress for both LCS designs

Rival teams from Lockheed Martin and Austal USA have been waiting all year to see which of their designs would be chosen for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) competition. Now, if the Navy gets permission from the lame-duck Congress, the winner could be: both.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD , Navy , LCS , contracting , Lockheed Martin , Austal USA , Littoral Combat Ship

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:40am EDT

Defense oversight to change as GOP moves in

The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , 2010 Election , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Ike Skelton , DoD , David Petraeus , Afghanistan , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , GITMO , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:43pm EDT

Network integration gets intelligence to troops

Tom Temin spoke with Army Major Mark Cervantes, assistant product manager for the Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, about how network integration is getting intelligence into the hands of combat troops on the battlefield.

Tags: Future Combat Systems , Robert Gates , Network Integration Kit , NIK , Mark Cervantes , Army , AUSA , Federal Drive , modernization , Brigade Combat Team Modernization , Vyomika Jairam

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:25pm EDT
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Army fills two top acquisition posts

The Army has filled two of its highest acquisition jobs. Heidi Shyu has been appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Scott Fish is its new chief scientist.

Tags: Army , technology , Heidi Shyu , Scott Fish , Federal Drive , acquisition , hiring , management

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 11:15am EDT

DoD launches myfuture.com for students

Myfuture.com helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service. DoD's Matt Boehmer explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , recruitment , Matt Boehmer , myfuture.com

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 09:40am EDT
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ManTech connects to Afghan wireless contract

It will provide continuous cell phone coverage for operational forces in Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , ManTech , technology

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 09:26am EDT

Cyber attacks down but actual risk may be rising

Wired and GCN report that cyber attacks have decreased but the actual risk of attacks may not be decreasing.

Tags: Government Computer News , Wired , cybersecurity , technology , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/01/2010, 06:05pm EDT

Military leadership in the real world

The Harvard Business School completed a survey of how different branches of the military work in leadership positions.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , DoD , Andrew Hill , Toby Johnson , Boris Groysberg , best practices

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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