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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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Col. Lee Ackiss, Marine Corps

Life after the military just got a little easier, at least for Marines planning to muster out. The Marine Corps has rolled out new a website where Marines use their military training to earn equivalent civilian certifications that could potentially lead to civilian jobs. The site is called "COOL." Col. Lee Ackiss is the Personal and Professional Development Deputy Branch Head for the Marine and Family Programs Division. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the new site intends to do.

Tags: Lee Ackiss , retirement , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Marine Corps weeks away from beta testing BYOD approach

The Marine Corps will begin a small scale pilot in the next several weeks to determine whether commercial-grade security containers on mobile devices can meet DoD's security demands. If it's successful, Marines envision a BYOD strategy that begins implementation as soon as next year.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobility , cybersecurity , BYOD , Rob Anderson , Government Executive , sequestration , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:01am EDT
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GAO: Length of DoD withdrawal from Afghanistan to surpass Iraq

The Department of Defense expects a longer and possibly a more costly withdrawal of Army and Marine Corps equipment from Afghanistan than in Iraq, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday.

Tags: Jory Heckman , Afghanistan , DoD , GAO , Iraq , Army ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 12:05pm EDT

Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

The Marine Corps has settled a complaint with a high-profile whistleblower. Marine Corps civilian scientist Franz Gayl had raised concerns about delays in sending the blast-resistant trucks known as M-RAPs to Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, after the seven-year battle, the service is pledging to create a better environment for whistleblowers. Tom Devine is the legal director for the Government Accountability Project and he represented Franz Gayl. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the details of the case.

Tags: Tom Devine , Tom Temin , whistleblower , MRAP , Government Accountability Project , Franz Gayl , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 11:42am EDT
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High-profile Marine Corps whistleblower's suit settled

Franz Gayl's seven-year Whistleblower Protection Act complaint case against the United States Marine Corps has come to an end. On top of preserving Gayl's position, the deal also appoints Gayl to a new team tasked with developing guidelines for whistleblower rights.

Tags: DoD , MRAP , Franz Gayl , Whistleblower Protection Act , Government Accountability Project , whistleblowers , workforce

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 02:50pm EDT

On DoD: Navy strategic sourcing; acquisition workforce morale

On this week's edition of On DoD, we discuss strategic sourcing in the Navy, plus the current state of the financial management workforce in DoD.

Tags: Jamie Halke , On DoD , Jared Serbu , Navy , Tracy Greene , Grant Thornton

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 12:57pm EDT
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Military suicides rise

Suicides among active-duty military rose this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials indicate more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents obtained by The Associated Press show there were 161 confirmed or suspected suicides as of July 14, compared with 154 during the same time frame in 2013. The increase was among the Air Force and Navy, while soldiers and Marine suicides went down.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , suicides , DoD , Army , Air Force , Navy ,

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:49am EDT
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