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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Right out of a science fiction novel, the Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and boats. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation of vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller visited the expo. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he shared some of the descriptions the experts behind these technology innovations gave him.

Tags: Jason Miller , Navy , Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 06:59am EST
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First U.S. Marines head down under

The first round of American troops stationed in Australia have landed, Defense News reports. More than two thousand marines will eventually settle at Robertson barracks in six-month rotations because the US doesn't have a permanent base in Australia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Australia , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:05pm EDT

On the show today - April 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Catherine McMullen , OSC , Steve Morris , Small Business Administration , Tom Shoop , Government Executive magazine , Michael Gallagher , renewable energy , social media , GSA , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:35am EDT

New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Tags: F-35 , Air Force , DoD , Navy , Norman Schwartz , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Groups demand new probe into Marine photo

Tags: DoD , Camp Pendleton

Friday - 02/10/2012, 11:40am EST

GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Tags: Asif Khan , GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Financial management , Navy ,

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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Marines response force preps for disaster just in case

Captain Tim Maloney, the React Company commander for the Marines Corps' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the preparation efforts just in case.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , disaster preparedness , Tim Maloney , Marines Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:01pm EST
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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force ,

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force ,

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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IG: Steep decline in Pentagon senior mentors after new rules

The use senior mentors retired military officers or former high-level civilian officials hired as contractors has dropped precipitously in the year and a half since the Defense Department instituted stiffer conflict-of-interest rules and a pay cap, according to an inspector general's report issued last week.

Tags: DoD , Navy , senior mentors , conflict of interest rules , JFCOM , USSOCOM , STRATCOM , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 08:10am EST
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