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Report: Defense unprepared for domestic disaster

A congressionally mandated panel, supported by staff from the RAND Corporation, told lawmakers and the secretary that the United States has an urgent need to implement changes in the way the Department of Defense plans for and would respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incident.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , disaster planning , Defense , RAND , Frank Keating

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Virginia fights JFCOM closing

Virginia's political leaders are heading to Washington, D.C., to press the military on the planned closing of the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , JFCOM , Bob McDonnell

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 08:40am EDT

Hiring cyber pros at DoD: Alexander's plan

DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , Technology , Defense , DoD , Keith Alexander , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 09/27/2010, 06:45pm EDT
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Britannia hails the Joint Strike Fighter program

Britain's Defense Minister, Liam Fox, has written a letter to Sen. Carl Levin expressing support for the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Tags: Federal Drive , JSF , F 135 , DoD Report , Carl Levin , Rolls-Royce , General Electric , Defense

Friday - 09/24/2010, 09:40am EDT

Don't Ask working group marches on

The Senate vote that failed to begin debate on the defense authorization bill does not change the Defense Department's process on the possible repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , don't ask , defense appropriations , management

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 10:34am EDT

MSPB opens up to oral arguments

Transparency moves the MSPB to hear oral arguments for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Tags: Federal Drive , MSPB , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , management , Defense , Navy , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:41am EDT
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DOD brain injury office chief under investigation

A Pentagon official is under investigation for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances and creating a hostile work environment.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Robert Saum , management , sexual advances , hostile work environment

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:40am EDT

Army Materiel moving from Belvoir to 'Bama

The Army Material Command is moving from Ft. Belvoir to Redstone Arsenal. At least most of it is. We get an update from Kate Kelley, chief of the BRAC office.

Tags: Federal Drive , BRAC , Army , Materiel Command , Ft. Belvior , Redstone Arsenal , Kate Kelley , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 11:04am EDT
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Projects in the crosshairs at Defense

Defense Department agencies and the armed services have a tall order from the secretary. Robert Gates has called for $100 billion dollars in spending reductions over the next five years. Jim McAleese tells us who should be feeling the heat.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , Jim McAleese , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Defense Authorization under seige

It's John McCain versus Lady Gaga on Tuesday as the Senate takes up the emotional issue of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , FY 2011 , Defense Authorization bill , Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:40am EDT
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