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IG revokes decision on DoD's first clean audit

The Defense Department's inspector general has reversed its findings on the Marine Corps' 2012 schedule of budgetary activity, saying the clean opinion it first issued is no longer to be relied upon. The 2012 SBA had been the first successful financial audit for any of the military departments.

Tags: DoD , audit readiness , inspector general , oversight , Schedule Budgetary Activity , Jared Serbu , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 10:18am EDT
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Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, FerryBridge

The new maritime strategy for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard relies on four key tenets that shape how the services will face future challenges. Bryan McGrath, a former naval officer, is managing director of the FerryBridge Group, and assistant director of the Hudson Center for American Seapower. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those four ideas will not only cause debate among strategy purists in the defense community, but they also cement the legacy of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathon Greeenert.

Tags: Bryan McGrath , FerryBridge , Navy , Coast Guard , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:46pm EDT
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Lt. Gen. Jack Klimp, President, National Association for Uniformed Services

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he's open to considering changes to the retirement plans for members of the military. The military compensation and retirement modernization commission has submitted its recommendations to the the secretary's office. Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Jack Klimp is president and CEO of the National Association for Uniformed Services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the commission's work may be a good starting point for the discussion.

Tags: Jack Klimp , National Association for Uniformed Services , DoD , retirement , pay and benefits , In Depth

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 04:29pm EST
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A look at the 2016 defense budget

Bloomberg Government analysts Robert levinson and Cameron Leuthy join host Roger Waldron to to talk about what's in the fiscal year 2016 defense budget.
February 24, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Robert Levinson , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , defense budget , Army , Navy , Air Force , defense priorities , Roger Waldron , 2016 defense budget , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 07:56pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and ships, which sound like they're right out of science fiction novels. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller visited the expo and spoke with several of the people behind the new innovations.

Tags: Jason Miller , Navy , In Depth

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:55pm EST
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Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Office of Naval Research , University of Central Florida , AMITIES , technology , Science and Technology Strategic Plan , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

Art Kellermann, Dean, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Enlisted Navy and Marine Corps service members have a new, easier route to medical school. It's called the Enlisted-to-Medical Degree Preparatory Program. It puts them on equal footing with counterparts in the Army and Air Force. Dr. Art Kellermann is Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the new program works.

Tags: Navy , medical school , F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine , Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:24am EST
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Obamas sort gifts in annual Toys for Tots drive

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Tags: Toys for Tots , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , Barack Obama , Michelle Obama , Christmas , gifts , donations , White House

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: VA's new scheduling system, bad financial decisions, and confiscating mobile phones

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community, as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Department of Veterans Affairs , VistA , Information Technology Agency , Rob Anderson , Tom Sasala , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/24/2014, 03:51am EST

John Moniz, Program Manager, Office of Naval Research

The Marine Corps and the Office of Naval Research are reviewing the results of this year's Agile Bloodhound operation. The exercise wrapped up about a month ago in the Pacific Rim. John Moniz is program manager at ONR. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the mission of Agile Bloodhound, and what the exercise included this year.

Tags: John Moniz , Office of Naval Research , Agile Bloodhound , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:17pm EST
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