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Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

Tags: management , Norton Schwartz , Air Force , DoD , acquisition reform , health care costs , Scott Carr

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Navy releases social media handbook

The Navy released a handbook on the safe and effective use of social media, GovFresh reports.

Tags: DoD Report , social media , handbook , Dorobek Insider , technology

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:32pm EDT

Navy begins dismantling NMCI for NGEN

The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Holland , Scott Weller , Marine Corps , NMCI , NGEN , HP , enterprise services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:43am EDT
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Marine Corps, Navy begins transition to NGEN

The Navy and Marine Corps will begin splitting up its massive NMCI contract this fall. The service announced Wednesday it will issue a request for proposals for cybersecurity services in a matter of weeks.

Tags: Marine Corps , NMCI , contracting , cybersecurity , technology , RFP , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 05:09pm EDT
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Military meets recruiting goals

It's been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

Tags: Clifford Stanley , DoD , Army , recruitment , DoD Report , personnel , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT

Fish, birds and bats inspire Navy's Next-Gen drones

The Navy awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to researchers to study the travel patterns of fish, bats, birds and insects, in hopes of creating robots that can navigate rough terrains.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , DoD , drones , Wired , fish , birds

Monday - 10/11/2010, 02:54pm EDT

A path forward for the Gulf Coast

This week Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released a report that calls for establishing a congressionally mandated Gulf Coast Restoration Task Force to coordinate federal, state and local actions to restore the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Gulf Coast , Ray Mabus , environment , oil spill , Deepwater Horizon , Energy

Friday - 10/01/2010, 01:56pm EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , cybersecurity , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT
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MSPB opens up to oral arguments

Transparency moves the MSPB to hear oral arguments for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Tags: Federal Drive , MSPB , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , management , Defense , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:41am EDT
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Military improves brain trauma treatment

Nine years of conflict have revolutionized the way the military treats people wounded in battle. That includes faster evacuations, better-executed trauma care networks, and huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

Tags: DoD Report , military , traumatic brain injury , Dorobek Insider , Adam Robinson , DoD

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:24pm EDT
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