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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Internal Revenue Service says it's notifying more than 100,000 taxpayers that their personal information was stolen from IRS data systems. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the data breach appears to have spanned about three months, and it appears to be the work of a highly-organized criminal syndicate.

Tags: IRS , In Depth , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:41pm EDT

DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Tags: DoD , Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Northern Virginia Technology Council , acquisition ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Both the House and Senate versions of this year's defense authorization bill include numerous provisions on acquisition reform. But the Pentagon has serious questions about at least a few of the provisions, including one that would give the military's uniformed leaders more control over procurement decisions. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , House , Senate , Pentagon , In Depth with Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:57pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to overhaul the military's compensation system, shifting it slightly away from a defined benefit structure. The committee would also add a government-matched investment plan similar to a 401k. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the vote puts both the House and Senate on the same page. But the White House is still studying the issue.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , military retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:07am EDT

Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Tags: DoD , NDAA , retirement , Personnel , acquisition , John McCain , Tim Kaine , Adam Smith , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , workforce , pay and benefits ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT

Navy pushes major shakeup to military personnel system

Navy proposes several changes to modernize its personnel system, many of which will require help from Congress.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Personnel , Ray Mabus ,

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:21am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced a series of overhauls to the Navy and Marine Corps' personnel system, saying it needs more flexibility to meet the demands of a 21st century workforce. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the changes will impact everything from how service members are promoted to physical fitness tests and military uniforms.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 10:58am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Branching out into new lines of business isn't likely to solve the Postal Service's multibillion dollar financial problems on its own. But USPS officials say they're looking at ways to use technology to deliver new services and to keep traditional mail relevant in a digital world. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: USPS , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:33pm EDT

DoD ready for first 'skunk works' streamlined acquisition project

Over the past two years, the Pentagon has been looking to prove that some of its acquisition programs don't need to go through every single step of the department's slow and byzantine process. DoD finally has identified its first test case, and is looking for more.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Alan Shaffer , Skunk works , Navy , industry , Potomac Institute ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:11am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is worried about an impending shortage of engineers across a lot of its technical professions. But when it comes to its acquisition programs, the shortage is already here. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the Pentagon's top science official says too few of the department's program managers have engineering programs, and it's one reason programs fail.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03pm EDT
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