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By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

Shortfalls in operating accounts would mean military units would be undertrained, underequipped and unable to deploy by the end of fiscal 2013, senior DoD officials predict.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Navy , Army , readiness , Joint Chiefs of Staff , sequestration , James Winnefeld , Robert Work , Terry Halvorsen ,

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:39am EST
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Lawmakers decry impending DoD cuts

On this week's show, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu talks about the impending cuts with two members of Congress, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness, and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), whose suburban Washington district includes a high concentration of DoD civilian employees.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Rob Wittman , Jim Moran , sequestration

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:09pm EST
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VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying out a new system of contests to make upgrades to its electronic medical record system. The agency plans to award up to three prizes worth $3 million to vendors who create open-source based components to VistA.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , VistA , VMBS , health IT , acquisition ,

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:32am EST
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DoD moves meetings online, but IT systems can't keep pace

Spending on conferences is among first casualties as various defense components make cutbacks. DoD's online meeting service is suffering from its own popularity.

Tags: DoD , technology , DISA , Carahsoft , Mark Mills , Navy , mobile apps

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:13am EST
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Navy details two rounds of budget cutbacks for 2013

Round one is already in effect and includes a civilian hiring freeze, cancellation of conferences, cutbacks on training, and a reduction in IT spending for the Navy. Round two would involve unpaid civilian furloughs, operational reductions for deployed ships, and cuts to tuition assistance for sailors.

Tags: DoD , Navy , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD budget , Jonathan Greenert , John Kirby , On DoD , budget

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:14am EST
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Pentagon tears down final barrier for women in combat

On Thursday, DoD eliminated its Clinton-era policy that excluded women from serving in many front-line jobs. But full implementation will not happen immediately.

Tags: DoD , Army , workforce , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta , Robert Cone , training ,

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:15am EST
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Air Force creating 'battle rhythm' to stop sexual assault

The Air Force said it has identified 59 victims at a basic training facility. Thirty-two instructors are among those who have been accused or convicted of committing sexual improprieties with trainees. Senior leaders say they must do more to stop the problem.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Edward Rice , sexual assault , workforce , Mark Welsh , Jennifer Norris , Protect Our Defenders , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , House

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:38am EST
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Are veterans becoming more geographically isolated?

Jay Teachman is a sociology professor at Western Washington University. His paper, due for publication later this year in the journal Armed Forces & Society finds that the veteran population is getting smaller, but it's also becoming more and more concentrated in a relative handful of geographic locations. He discussed the findings and their implications with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

Tags: On DoD , Jay Teachman , veterans

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:19pm EST
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DoD standardizing, synchronizing cyber training

The department is creating and trying out a universal curriculum for five foundational cyber roles in 2013. DISA is leading the effort and will add new roles next year as it refines the training. The agency says it is doing all it can to synchronize its training not just across DoD, but across the entire federal government in line with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

Tags: DoD , workforce , readiness , DISA , cybersecurity , cybersecurity training , NIST , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Henry Sienkiewicz , AFCEA

Monday - 01/21/2013, 05:41am EST
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Navy Undersecretary Robert Work to leave post

Robert Work, the Navy's undersecretary, will not serve a second term under President Obama.

Tags: Robert Work , Navy , DoD , people ,

Friday - 01/18/2013, 07:16am EST
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