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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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DoD office helps veterans ease back into civilian life

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was set up in 1972 to help employers enable members of the National Guard and Reserve to re-enter the civilian job market.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , National Guard and Reserves

Monday - 09/17/2012, 10:53am EDT
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Group takes 'evidence-based' approach to reforming military compensation

Todd Harrison is the defense budget fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. In this week's edition of On DoD, he talks with Jared Serbu about a new study he's just finished: Rebalancing Military Compensation: An Evidence-based Approach. He asked servicemembers which benefits they actually valued and which ones they didn't.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , Jared Serbu , Todd Harrison , military compensation , CSBA

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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Vets navigate bumpy road in military-to-civilian transition

This edition of On DoD focuses mostly on one bump in the road in the military-to-civilian career transition: the higher education step. When it comes to paying for college, Congress has solved that problem, at least in theory. The relatively generous Post-9/11 GI bill gives recent veterans essentially a full ride scholarship for an undergraduate degree paying their tuition up to the rate of the most expensive public university in a veteran's home state.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , veterans , veteran employment , Gunnar Counselman , Fidelis

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Army agile acquisition to yield payoff

Dan Hughes, who was recently promoted to Army brigadier general, is the director of the Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. His office is one of the key players in the agile acquisition process the Army's trying to build.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Army , Dan Hughes , Network Integration Evaluation

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:42pm EDT
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Army Reserve emphasizes 'circle of talent'

Army leaders are encouraging active duty soldiers to consider entering the Reserves, said retiring Lt. Gen Jack Stultz, former commanding general of the Army Reserve Command. Stultz took off the uniform for the last time after a June 9 change of command ceremony.

Tags: Army , DoD , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Jack Stultz , Esther Carey

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:24am EDT
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Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: acquisition , suspension and debarment , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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Army tries to improve and cut back on service contracting

The Army will soon issue guidance to all of its commands telling them to cut the dollars they spend on service contracts, the service's top contracting official tells Federal News Radio.

Tags: DoD , Army , contracting , service contracting , Kim Denver , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/04/2012, 01:45pm EDT
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Agencies explore possibilities of virtual worlds

Paulette Robinson, the iCollege's associate dean for teaching, learning and technology, said the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds has grown from five members from four federal agencies in 2007 to 3,000 members this year.

Tags: DoD , iCollege , Paulette Robinson , virtual worlds , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 01:00pm EDT
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DoD R&D prioritizes 'Big Data'

The Defense Department aims to spend $60 million in new procurements to sort out its data deluge. The Pentagon already spends $250 million annually on research projects under the heading of "big data."

Tags: DoD , technology , big data , Zach Lemnios , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:43pm EDT
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