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Army looking past push-ups, math scores to fill its future ranks

For now, push-ups and math scores are the main methods the Army uses to screen potential recruits. But officials say they are studying measures that take a "whole person" approach identifying future soldiers.

Tags: Army , DoD , recruiting , workforce , James McConville , Allen Batschelet

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 07:20am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Officials from each of the armed services are troubled by the fact that a shrinking minority of American young people meet the physical and educational qualifications needed to join the military. Army officials say they want to grow that potential recruiting base, but they say it's also possible that they haven't been measuring all the right things. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu explains.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Army aims for complex battlefield simulations in real-time, via smartphones

As part of a project dubbed Command Post 2025, the Army wants to begin running complex modeling and simulation programs on the battlefield, using low-power devices in austere conditions.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , Modeling and simulation , Michael Baker , mobile computing , information sharing ,

Friday - 10/10/2014, 05:12am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army is taking the next step in connecting soldiers on the battlefield: letting squads and platoons run their own complex modeling and simulation programs, even when electric power is pretty scarce and an enemy is jamming satellite communications. The Army has already invested billions of dollars in systems that try to connect small groups of soldiers to the network when they're in austere environments. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Thursday - 10/09/2014, 05:01pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DoD and DHS acquisition officials say they're making a concerted effort to address a criticism that's been at the center of decades' worth of GAO reports and blue ribbon panels: The government puts off the testing of its new systems until after it's already agreed to buy them. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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DoD, DHS push 'fly before you buy' approach to acquisition

The Defense and Homeland Security departments both say they are putting their programs on a path that will insist that technologies are rigorously tested before they commit to expensive acquisition strategies.

Tags: DoD , DHS , acquisition , technology , Test and evaluation , David Brown , Stephen Hutchison , Frank Kendall , International Test and Evaluation Association ,

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:19am EDT

DoD to be more transparent about strategy to deter cyber attacks

Pentagon wants to discourage other countries' cyber attacks by convincing them that that DoD will respond, and that the attacks will ultimately prove unsuccessful. Step one is conveying those messages more forcefully.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Eric Rosenbach , CSIS , Cyber Command ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department believes deterrence is its best cyber defense strategy. The Pentagon is organizing that deterrence strategy around four pillars, starting with the idea that it needs to be more transparent about the strategy itself. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Review finds Military Health System has no systemic problems

A Pentagon review of the military's health facilities concluded the quality of DoD's medical system is generally in line with what's offered by private sector providers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said "average" is not good enough.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , technology , health IT , DoD , MHS , Defense Health Agency , TRICARE , Chuck Hagel

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:44am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Good news and bad news comes out of a four-month Pentagon review of the military health care system. The study doesn't see any glaring problems. But it also concludes a system that officials like to think of as "excellent" isn't much better or worse than private-sector health care. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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