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Air Force study to focus on 'game-changing' technology

Dr. Mark Maybury, the Air Force's chief scientist, discusses a wide-ranging study of potential future "game changers" and best practices in each of the service's core mission areas.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , technology , Federal Drive , Mark Maybury

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:32pm EST
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Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , budget , Jamie Morin , Larry Spencer , furloughs , workforce ,

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST

DISA promises fixes to overwhelmed online conferencing system

Cancellations of in-person meetings press DoD's Web conferencing system past its limits. The Defense Information Systems Agency will complete upgrades by Feb. 15.

Tags: DoD , DISA , FedRAMP , Defense Connect Online , Alfred Rivera , John Hale , Jennifer Carter , cloud computing , technology ,

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:48am EST
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DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , technology , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , Roger Baker , Jonathan Woodson , Elizabeth McGrath ,

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST

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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