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Defense conference focuses on alternative fuels

The Defense Logistics Agency buys and distributes nearly five-million items such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, repair parts for land, sea and air weapons systems and platforms, fuel and energy services. DESC, which is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, provides the military and other government agencies with a variety of fuel and energy services. We learn more about DESC's mission from Mark Iden, Deputy Director of Operations, and Colonel Steve Kephart, Director of Mobility Fuels.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , Contracting , alternative fuels , Mark Iden , Steve Kephart , technology

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 09:46am EDT
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Billion dollar deal may be the future of federal contracting

Based on calendar 2009 results, the combined companies would have total revenues of approximately $4.5 billion, 31,000 employees and a booked backlog of more than $13.5 billion, representing approximately 3 times annual revenue. CGI's President, Donna Morea, has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Contracting , CGI , Stanley Inc. , Defense , defense contracting , Donna Morea

Monday - 05/10/2010, 10:08am EDT
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How the defense authorization bill is tracking

The House and Senate Armed Services committees will continue work behind the scenes this week in preparation for markups scheduled this month on the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill. American Banker's senior editor Jodi Schneider has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , 2011 Defense Authorization , Defense , 2011 budget , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Navy finds value engineering at sea

We continue our series on the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards with a look at Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules with program manager, Capt. Michael Good.

Tags: Federal Drive , Management , best practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , Contracting , innovation , Littoral Combat Ship , Michael Good , Navy

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Senate explores improved supervisor training

What's the best way to train the next generation of federal agency supervisors? a Senate panel holds an oversight hearing exploring proposed legislation to improve the way that potential mid-level managers are trained, and ways to continue and enhance the training and experience they already have.

Tags: Management , Pay&benefits , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , Nancy Kichak , OPM , Marilee Fitzgerald , DoD , Defense , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 06:55am EDT
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InfoWarCon covering all angles of information operations

Details on the event coming to the Washington Convention Center next week.

Tags: In Depth , technology , cybersecurity , Defense , DoD , defense department , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Gov 2.0 , InfoWarCon , Bob Geisler , Dan Kuehl

Monday - 05/03/2010, 07:38pm EDT
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Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , Contracting , innovation , David Szczublewski , Defense Supply Center

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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UPDATE: More on military pay raise from Senate Armed Services subcommittee

More from this hearing on using funds for specialty and incentive pay instead of across-the-board pay raises.

Tags: In Depth , pay and benefits , Management , best practices , Defense , DoD , Pentagon , defense department , Department of Defense , William Carr , Brenda Farrell , Government Accountability Office

Friday - 04/30/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Roadmap needed to change Defense travel rules

The troubled Defense Travel System may never be fixed unless there are drastic changes in the rules themselves about DOD travel. DTS director Pam Mitchell explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD , mngt , travel , Pam Mitchell , Defense Travel System

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Defense medical technology goes transformational

Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative (TMTI) was pioneered by The Department of Defense to better prepare and protect the warfighter and the nation from emerging, genetically engineered, and unknown biothreat agents. Director David Hough gives us details on how that's done.

Tags: mngt , Defense , technology , David Hough , Transformational Medical Technology Initiative

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 09:30am EDT
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