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New report: alternative energy methods key to securing troops on battlefield

Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte discusses a recent report he co-wrote.

Tags: technology , Afghanistan , Energy , Defense , DoD , Deloitte , Gen. Charles Wald , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:09pm EST
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Analyst: Lessons of Iraq can be applied in Afghanistan

Former NSC staffer under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama says the surge can work in Afghanistan as it did in Iraq.

Tags: management , contracting , Defense , Brett McGurk , NSC , national security , Harvard , CFR , Afghanistan

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 09:46am EST
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GAO compares the costs of using contractors in Iraq

When costs have been discussed, the focus has been on the daily rate paid to contractor employees, rather than on the total costs of using State Department or DOD personnel. GAO changes that.

Tags: contracting , outsourcing , GAO , State , Defense , Bill Solis

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 09:30am EST
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Contract oversight improves in Afghanistan

It's not everyday that a high-profile Senator compares your contracting shop to the "Wild West." But that's exactly what Missouri's Claire McCaskill said last week about agencies keeping watch on contracts in Iraq.

Tags: contracting , Afghanistan , Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction , Stuart Bowen

Monday - 02/22/2010, 09:08am EST
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Iraq Comes to Washington

There are some Iraqi Police and Military officials in town. They are here for training with the FBI and U.S. agencies and military officials. U.S. Army sources say the FBI training is designed to teach Iraqi police forensics skills, evidentiary proceedings and better police skills. Iraqi military officials are also here for training and will be meeting with U.S. military officials and other unnamed U.S. agencies. Iraq is preparing for the departing of U.S troops in 2011 and need to improve police and military capabilities.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , FBI , Army ,

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 06:41pm EDT

New three-star general

The Air Force is assigning a new three-star general to oversee it's efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. Gilmary Hostage III is moving from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina. The Air Force's top commander told Congress last month a change was needed to increase the service's focus on the air wars and intensifying operations in Afghanistan. The plan is to intensify the use of unmanned drones to aid in the hunt for militants.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Air Force , Afghanistan , Gilmary Hostage III , Militants

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 11:24am EDT

CACI's key to success

In the past year, CACI has been recognized for it's work and success as a company. Paul Cofoni, CEO of CACI, spoke with Francis Rose on In-Depth about what has made his company so successful in the intelligence community.

Tags: contracting , CACI , Paul Cofoni , Afghanistan , Abu Ghraib

Wednesday - 02/18/2009, 08:30pm EST
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Army aviators in high demand on the battlefront

Army aviators the soldiers who fly attack missions, ferry troops and supplies and evacuate the wounded are in ever-increasing demand even as America eyes the exits in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan conflict, which marked its 10th anniversary Friday, is in many ways a helicopter war.

Tags: Air Force , Afghanistan , DoD , military

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:43pm EDT

The Pentagon Takes a new look at IEDs

"We are just beginning to get set in Afghanistan ... in doing everything that we can" says Ashton Carter, the Defense Department's chief weapons buyer. He said, because the country is so remote and lacks infrastructure, stopping roadside bombs there is much more difficult that it was in Iraq. Carter and General Jay Paxton Jr. are heading up a new task force to figure out how to deal with improvised explosive devices. A taskforce to do just that is already at work, but appears to have fallen victim to bureaucracy.

Tags: technology , pentagon , IED , Afghanistan , DoD ,

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 11:04am EST
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