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New DoD facilities going green

Mike Johnson, the associate vice chancellor for facilities at University of Arkansas led a National Academy of Sciences study of the new buildings for the Pentagon. He tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu in this week's On DoD that the costs and benefits of green buildings are hard to calculate but that DoD should continue the project in the meantime.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Mike Johnson , LEED , green energy

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 03:20pm EST
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New Army Reserve chief prioritizes suicide prevention, calm message on budget

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Reserve , budget , sequestration , suicide , Jeffrey Talley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/07/2012, 11:42am EDT
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Defense experts debate sequestration's impact

There's a little more than a month to go until sequestration kicks in, taking more than a $1 trillion from agency budgets over 10 years unless Congress finds a way to agree on a Plan B for deficit reduction. In this week's edition of On DoD, Jared Serbu, Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, talks with several defense experts about sequestration and the Defense budget in a second term under President Obama:

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Jared Serbu , Todd Harrison , Tom Donnelly , Russell Rumbaugh

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 08:19pm EST
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Army modernization plan threatened by sequestration

In this week's edition of On DoD, Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about the Army's concern about automatic budget cuts, and the service's recently-unveiled 30-year modernization strategy.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , Bill Phillips

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 03:15pm EST
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Lawmakers decry impending DoD cuts

On this week's show, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu talks about the impending cuts with two members of Congress, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness, and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), whose suburban Washington district includes a high concentration of DoD civilian employees.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Rob Wittman , Jim Moran , sequestration

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:09pm EST
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Navy details two rounds of budget cutbacks for 2013

Round one is already in effect and includes a civilian hiring freeze, cancellation of conferences, cutbacks on training, and a reduction in IT spending for the Navy. Round two would involve unpaid civilian furloughs, operational reductions for deployed ships, and cuts to tuition assistance for sailors.

Tags: DoD , Navy , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD budget , Jonathan Greenert , John Kirby , Jared Serbu , budget

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:14am EST
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Are veterans becoming more geographically isolated?

Jay Teachman is a sociology professor at Western Washington University. His paper, due for publication later this year in the journal Armed Forces & Society finds that the veteran population is getting smaller, but it's also becoming more and more concentrated in a relative handful of geographic locations. He discussed the findings and their implications with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Jay Teachman , veterans

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:19pm EST
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Army preps technology wish list

Paul Mehney is with the Army's office of System of Systems Integration. In this week's edition of On DoD, he fills us in in what the Army's planning for the next NIE, and what it's learned from the unorthodox testing and acquisition process so far.

Tags: Army , DoD , technology , Paul Mehny , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:10pm EST
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Cyber study helps Air Force synch efforts with DoD's broader goals

Dr. Mark Maybury, the Air Force's chief scientist, joins On DoD to describe the areas the Air Force plans for cybersecurity development.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , cybersecurity , DoD , Mark Maybury

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:43pm EST
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Air Force plots course for cyber future

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force's chief information officer, discusses the service's cyber future in a conversation with Pentagon reporters.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Michael Basla , cybersecurity , Air Force , DoD

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 03:02pm EST
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