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Senate panel reins in Pentagon on clean energy

A sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee voted this week to prohibit the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeds traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/25/2012, 04:36pm EDT

Senate confirms wave of DoD nominees, new OFPP administrator

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joe Jordan as administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as nominations for seven key Defense Department positions.

Tags: Joe Jordan , OFPP , DoD , Frank Kendall , Federal Drive , James Miller , Erin Conaton , Jessica Wright , Katrina McFarland , Defense Acquisition University , Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , procurement , acquisition , DoD Report

Friday - 05/25/2012, 11:20am EDT

Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Inquiry hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

Tags: Secret Service , Joe Lieberman , Mark Sullivan ,

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT

Lieberman warns of 'electronic jihad' in call for cyber bill's passage

An Al Qaeda video calling for "electronic jihad" against western government and infrastructure is "the clearest evidence we've seen" that Al Qaeda wants to attack according to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)

Tags: Joseph Lieberman , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:35am EDT

Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Elijah Cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT
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Navy official calls cyber greatest, long-term threat

The Navy's top man in Europe said cyber is the threat that keeps him up at night.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Navy , DoD , James Stavridis ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:49am EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Dan Tangherlini , oversight

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT
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