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Top military officer opposes general's demotion

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is among those who believe that Gen. William Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command, should be allowed to retire at his full four-star general rank, the officials said.

Tags: William Ward , Martin Dempsey , DoD , Army ,

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Panetta orders action to curb sexual assaults

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the goal is to make training better and more uniform among the services.

Tags: DoD , sexual assaults , DoD Report

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Senators call for bipartisan push to prevent sequestration

Six senators sent a letter to their Senate leaders asking for a bipartisan effort to end the threat of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in January.

Tags: sequestration , budget , recession , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , deficit reduction , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 08:13am EDT

Air Force on track to meet 2014 financial deadline, official says

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requested that all of his department's agencies have their auditable financial statements to him by 2014.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Air Force , Marilyn Thomas , House Armed Services Committe , Robert Hale , Congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:20am EDT

Integrated health record tests DoD's agile acquisition aspirations

DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that's not been suited to agility in the past.

Tags: DoD , VA , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Technology , Health IT , Barclay Butler , Michael Weiner , Eric Shinseki , Susan Perez , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:11am EDT

Groups seek to cut ties between Marine Corps, UFC

Protesters say the ultimate-fighting league condones sexist and homophobic behavior that runs contrary to the Marine Corps' commitment to maintain dignity and respect towards others.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , UFC , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 08:53am EDT

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

In just the past 10 days, Afghan forces have attacked their coalition partners seven times, killing nine Americans.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , Afghanistan , Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:09pm EDT

Panetta announces new Senior Executive appointments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced new Senior Executive Service assignments.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , Secretary of Defense , Senior Executive Service

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:28pm EDT
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