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DoD asks Congress for more BRAC

Department of Defense officials told Congress that if they can't close military bases, they'll have to take more money out of forces, training and modernization.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , Dorothy Robyn ,

Friday - 03/09/2012, 08:46am EST

Air Force eyes manpower cuts -- even in its musical bands

The Air Force is right-sizing everything down to its musical bands as it tries to meet force reduction goals of its 2013 budget.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , budget

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 08:45am EST

DoD plan reshapes military health structure

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.

Tags: DoD , Ashton Carter , TRICARE , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:16am EST

Army chooses Cold Lava over hot

The Army is pouring lava on its mine-resistant trucks in Afghanistan to help protect trucks' windshields.

Tags: Army , Cold Lava , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:56am EST

Navy makes enterprise technology license contracts mandatory

The service will rely on several teams of experts to develop these contracts.

Tags: Navy , DoD , acquisition , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:40am EST

New director assigned to Navy energy division

Rear Adm. Michael Franken has been assigned as the new director of the Energy and Environmental Readiness Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He replaces Rear Adm. Philip Cullom.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Federal Drive , Michael Franken , Philip Cullom

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:45am EST

Bill addresses problems found by Wartime Contracting Commission

The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 will attempt to fix many of the problems discovered by the Wartime Contracting Commission.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Jim Webb , DoD , Congress , Senate , Contracting , Workforce

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:47am EST

DoD defends its budget request

The Defense Department defended its budget request yesterday telling the Senate Budget Committee about its plans to be more efficient and agile. Leaders also pushed back against the looming $500 billion cut from sequestration.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:41am EST

DoD, VA improve health information sharing

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki are getting a first-hand look at how medical information sharing between the two agencies is working.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Veteran Affairs

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 09:44am EST

Navy awards $400 million new vessel contract

The Navy Sea Systems Command has awarded a $400 million contract for two new Joint High Speed Vessels.

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Monday - 02/27/2012, 08:45am EST
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