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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers say the effects of climate change mean its vast network of civil works projects is going to have to contend with weather events that are more severe — and most importantly — less predictable. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Corps is changing its planning process to account for that uncertainty, and it's about much more than building higher and stronger dams and levees.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Army , In Depth , Francis Rose , climate change , management

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:27pm EST
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DoD's Work implores Congress to ‘stop the madness,' warns of further cuts to readiness

The military has made some progress in reversing the training and maintenance shortfalls it underwent when sequestration first took hold in 2013. But Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said those gains will quickly reverse themselves if Congress lets the budget caps return next year.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , readiness , research and development , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Robert Work , Jonathan Greenert ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 03:36am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Pentagon officials say the military services have made some progress in restoring readiness since the initial onset of sequestration caused a "readiness crisis." But they say gains made will go out the window if the budget is cut once again next year. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: budget readiness , sequestration , budget , readiness , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:23pm EST
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At the Pentagon, most Army PCs will be replaced with virtual desktops

Prodded by an earlier pilot project with the Joint Staff, the Army is moving aggressively to replace thousands of desktop computers at the Pentagon with zero client hardware. The project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , Virtualization , Virtual Desktop Infrastructure , Zero client , Desktop Platform as a Service , Dan Miller , Tom Sasala ,

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:18am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Over the next year, most of the Army's IT users at the Pentagon will see the PCs under their desks carted off and replaced with virtual desktops. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the Army's on an aggressive schedule to finish the project by the end of next year.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:32pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps peg 2017 as the date they'll integrate their public internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this and more in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , DoD , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:09am EST
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Reservations over DoD's joint security infrastructure; Navy command leaving D.C; DISA embraces NIAP for mobile

In this edition of "Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook," reservations over DoD's joint security infrastructure; Navy command leaving D.C; DISA embraces NIAP for mobile.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DoD , DISA , NIAP , Military Sealift Command , Robert Hale , Victor Gavin , Kevin Nally ,

Monday - 11/10/2014, 03:54am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

2017 is the hopeful start date for the Navy and Marine Corps to integrate their public Internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the maritime services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about what's underway in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:50pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , industry , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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