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White House asks DoD for recommendations on US troop presence in Afghanistan

The White House has asked the Pentagon for initial recommendations for the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan in 2014. It is the first step in planning the final U.S. drawdown, despite a bleak security outlook.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Afghanistan , military , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 01:28pm EDT

IG reports: Prosecutions up for war zone crimes

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, the number of people indicted and convicted by the U.S. for bribery, theft and other reconstruction-related crimes in both countries is rapidly rising, according to two government reports released Sunday.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , SIGIR , Stuart Bowen , Jon Novak , contracting

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 07:33pm EDT

DoD Post Offices to close as troops depart

The Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17th. Those responsibilities will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD , DoD Report , State Department , post office

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:29pm EDT

Iraq war could cost as much as WWII

The Christian Science Monitor has estimates from leading economists.

Tags: DoD Report , budget , Christian Science Monitor , In Depth , World War II

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:54pm EDT

DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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President Obama and the 2010 State of the Union

If federal workers listen closely to the State of the Union address, they can get a good sense of what agency priorities are going to be for the upcoming year.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , 111th Congress , State of the Union , ARRA , healthcare reform , fiscal commission , Waxman-Markey , Afghanistan , Haiti , budget

Monday - 01/25/2010, 11:40am EST
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More robots, faster!

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Rick Lynch , Army , Afghanistan

Monday - 08/17/2009, 10:52am EDT

It pays to know...

When it comes to Iraqi culture, who ya gonna call? In the case of the Army's 34th Infantry Division, they call on the "Human Terrain Team". Its actually a group of social scientists who provide guidance on how Iraqis look at the world. Division officials learned from the team that Iraqis who work on base were offended by having to go through a narrow gate surrounded by razor wire. Iraqis say such a gate is unsafe -- and disrespectful. I'm Max Cacas.

Tags: management , Army

Thursday - 06/04/2009, 09:04pm EDT

Millions of dollars of equipment left behind in Iraq

CNN's Brian Todd has details.

Tags: newscast , Defense , GWOT , Brian Todd , CNN

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 04:20pm EST
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