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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 , Air Force , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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Climate change is all about readiness for Navy

Rear Adm. David Titley, director of task force climate change, examines how changing climate impacts naval operations.

Tags: David Titley , climate change , Task Force Climate Change , DoD

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 10:08am EST
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Navy catapults F-35C LIghtning II JSF at Patuxent Naval Station

The Navy says its F-35C is different from the F-35A and B because of larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear, to hold up under the strain of catapult launches and short landings on aircraft carriers.

Tags: F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter , DoD Report , In Depth

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:04pm EST

DoD officials celebrate opening of new Walter Reed hospital

The hospital is a merger of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The Army moved patients from the Washington facility to the Bethesda campus and a new hospital at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Leon Panetta , Walter Reed National Medical Center , Army , Air Force

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:21am EST

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 , Marines , senior mentors , conflict of interest rules , JFCOM , USSOCOM , STRATCOM , Jack Moore

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

Top federal manager focused on Navy retention

James VanAntwerp is the winner of the Federal Managers Association's Federal Manager of the year award.

Tags: James VanAntwerp , FMA , management , best practices , workforce , In Depth , DoD

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 07:16pm EDT
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Panel: Cyber Command progress report

For a progress report on how the military is combating the cyber threat and a look at the near term future, officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force cyber commands joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a special Federal News Radio panel discussion.

Tags: cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , technology , Ed Wilson , Thomas Goss , Jim Brokaw , Federal Drive , Army ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 09:36am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Tags: DoD , Green government , Dorothy Robyn , Energy , Martin Dempsey , Peter Newell , Army , Marine Corps , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Naval Academy expands cyber offerings

The center has also established internships at the National Security Agency and the National Defense University.The goal is to build awareness among officers of what strategists consider the fifth domain of warfare.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , Naval Academy

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 12:01pm EDT

Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

Capt. Duane Ashton, the program manager for unmanned systems in the Navy's program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new device and how it furthers Navy's trend toward using more unmanned vessels.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Duane Ashton , DoD , Littoral Combat Ship , General Dynamics , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/21/2011, 09:28am EDT
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