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McDonnell appears on Ask The Governor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was the guest Tuesday on WTOP's "Ask The Governor" program.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Ask the Governor , VDOT , ABC stores , Secretary of Defense , Joint Forces Command , HOT lanes , Dulles Rail Project , I-66 , Mark Segraves , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 12:51pm EDT

Defense describes plan to break up IT office

The Pentagon's Networks and Information Integration (NII) directorate will close on March 31, 2011.

Tags: Defense , DoD Report , NII , Federal Drive , cost savings ,

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 10:40am EDT

Pentagon reaches out to Chinese military

The Pentagon is opening talks with China to restart stalled military relations, Wall Street Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , China , Taiwan , military , Wall Street Journal ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:10pm EDT

Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , defense spending , Congress

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Countdown: reshaping the Pentagon, catching cyber crooks

This week's experts: --Kim Peretti of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tom Shoop of Government Executive and GovExec.com

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Kim Peretti , PricewaterhouseCoopers , DoD

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:53pm EDT
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Gates: Afghanistan surge is working

Evidence is building that the Obama administration's surge strategy is working in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, citing recent assessments from the new top U.S. and NATO commander and Gates' personal impressions from a recent trip to Afghan battlefields.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Afghanistan , surge

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:40am EDT

Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dale Church , contracting , DoD , acquisition workforce , Ashton Carter

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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Warner Tries to Convince Pentagon

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says Virginia officials should keep up the fight against the closing of a defense command in Norfolk. According to the Associated Press, the Virginia Democrat also suggested a different tack during a stop in Portsmouth on Thursday. He said Virginia officials should convince the Pentagon that it makes military and economic sense to keep the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced this month he wants to close the command, which employs some 6,000 military and civilian workers.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Mark Warner , J.J. Green

Monday - 08/30/2010, 11:56am EDT

DLA readies change to how it buys

The Pentagon's primary purchasing agency is steeling itself for the possible impact of large-scale changes to its budget in the weeks and months ahead as DoD prepares the 2012 budget. The Defense Logistics Agency used a recent conference to inform the vendor community about its plans to save money.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Robert Hale , Alan Thompson , DLA , PSC , Stan Soloway , budget cuts , Max Cacas

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Gerry Connolly , Diane Watson , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , JFCOM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm EDT
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