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23 Redskins players complete players-run practice

Twenty-three Washington Redskins players finished their third set of players-run practices Thursday morning with the hopes that the 14-week-old NFL lockout will be over before they have to think about working out again without their coaches.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Michael Mullen , Senate Armed Services Committee , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Barbara Mikulski , BRAC , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 03:46pm EDT

DOD evaluating role of Guard, reserves

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , National Guard , National Guard and Reserves , DoD , DoD Report ,

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 08:40am EDT

Gates to Navy graduates: Real leadership is rare

In his final graduation speech as defense secretary, Robert Gates told graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy that "real leadership is a rare and precious commodity" and urged them to remember the qualities of good leaders as they continue their careers.

Tags: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium , U.S. Naval Academy , Leon Panetta

Friday - 05/27/2011, 04:49pm EDT

Gates calls for reflection on Memorial Day

Defense Secretary Robert Gates made the message in a one-minute video posted online.

Tags: DoD Report , Memorial Day , troops , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:44pm EDT

Gates: Pay and benefits should be on table for cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation's debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , efficiency initiatives , management , American Enterprise Institute , Cato Institute , TRICARE , Christopher Preble , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:21am EDT
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Va. senator delivers Navy letters of support

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has delivered more than 1,200 thank you messages to the Navy so they can be shared with the SEAL team responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.

Tags: Seal Team Six , Osama bin Laden , Mark Warner ,

Monday - 05/16/2011, 03:01pm EDT

JFCOM shuffles organizational chart

The U.S. Joint Forces Command, which will be formally disestablished later this year as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, had several of its functions transferred to other DoD components on Tuesday. The Pentagon said the realignment would preserve critical capabilities and place them in other branches of the department's organizational chart.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , industry , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , efficiency initiative , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 07:20am EDT

Gates still wants Air Force tankers

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's committed to the Air Force's new refueling tanker.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , USAF , tanker contract , Boeing , contracting , budget ,

Friday - 04/22/2011, 08:40am EDT

Analysis: DoD's spending cuts start with setting strategy

Former deputy defense secretary Rudy Deleon gives his take on the President's call for Defense to slash spending.

Tags: Rudy deLeon , DoD , budget , deficit , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:59pm EDT
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Gates breaks ground for GW presidential library

The father of our country is on track to get a new $47 million library.

Tags: Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of Ge , National Archives , FedEx , Fred Smith , Donald W. Reynolds Foundation , Mount Vernon , George Washington

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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