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Army Secy. McHugh discusses honor, valor of troops on Veterans Day

President Barack Obama and Army Secretary John McHugh are joining grieving families and comrades of the victims Tuesday at a memorial service at the sprawling Texas Army base.

Tags: defense , Army , Fort Hood ,

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 02:01pm EST
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Army improves Arlington National Cemetery management

The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Army , Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:50am EDT

Army acquisition chief to resign

Malcolm O'Neill, the Army's assistant secretary for acquisitions, logistics and technology will resign his post for personal reasons, he told colleagues in an email Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , Army , Malcolm O’Neill , contracting ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 01:53pm EDT

Army heeding call for acquisition reforms

The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.

Tags: DoD , Congress , contracting , industry , Army , DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , Senate Appropriations Committee , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:46pm EDT
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Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Arlington Cemetery , management , Army , Kathryn Condon , Karl Schneider , Patrick Hallinan , Mike Coffman , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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Call center opens to field Arlington Cemetery inquiries

A new call center, staffed by professionals trained to handle grieving callers, is among the first technology upgrades the Army has made in the aftermath of a management scandal at Arlington National Cemetery last year. Phase two will involve tackling the massive challenge of digitizing the cemetery's paper records.

Tags: DoD , technology , Arlington National Cemetery , Army Information Technology Agency , Donald Adcock , call center , IT services , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , insourcing , Army , Robert Gates , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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