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DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan's national security forces.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , budget , drones , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:54am EDT

Navy, Marine Corps consolidate Microsoft purchases

The Department of the Navy has signed a deal with the Microsoft that would consolidate nearly 30 different licensing arrangements with the world's largest software maker into one agreement.

Tags: Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , Microsoft , Sean Stackley , Tim Solms , management , technology , DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Navy plans mandatory anti-sexual assault training for every sailor

Each sailor will be required to take a new round of training by the end of this year. Courses will emphasize the need for "bystander" servicemembers to intervene when they see activities that could foreshadow sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , Scott Seeberger , Martha Herb , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Author of 'The Admirals' discusses how the war at sea was won

Author and historian Walter Borneman joined Pentagon Solution to discuss his book, "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea."

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , The Admirals , Walter Borneman

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:58pm EDT
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USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , DoE , USDA , Air Force , biofuels , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Tom Vilsack , Heather Zichal , green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 26

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: Andrew Krepinevich , CSBA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , James DuPree , Jordan Thomas , Air-Sea Battle , Air Force , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Guy Timberlake , ASBC

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 01:05am EDT

Navy chief: Iranian navy in Gulf quiet lately

Iran's naval forces, periodically accused by the U.S. of provocative moves in the Persian Gulf, have shown restraint in recent months, the U.S. Navy's top admiral said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Iran , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:56pm EDT

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , management , budget , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Army , Rene Thomas-Rizzo , Scott Harwood , Roy Wood , Tom Evans , Ruben Gomez , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Navy: Drone aircraft crashes in Md.; no injuries

A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials said.

Tags: DoD Report , drone , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/11/2012, 11:24pm EDT

Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal joins host Mark Amtower to talk about changes in government procurement.
June 11, 2012(Encore presentation June 25, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , FSSI , GSA schedules , FedBid , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , cooperative purchasing agreement

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:28pm EDT
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