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DoD's recovery from sequestration-related cuts will take months, years

With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Ashton Carter , industry , acquisition , Air Force , Army , Navy , workforce , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:21am EST
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IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , program management , workforce , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST

Pentagon tears down final barrier for women in combat

On Thursday, DoD eliminated its Clinton-era policy that excluded women from serving in many front-line jobs. But full implementation will not happen immediately.

Tags: DoD , Army , workforce , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta , Robert Cone , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:15am EST
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OPM better defines leadership development roadmap

The agency issued the Federal Supervisory Training Framework that details three levels of competencies for new or existing managers. The guidance is one of several initiatives OPM put forward over the past few years to improve employee leadership skills.

Tags: workforce , management , OPM , Steve Shih , SES , leadership , Angela Bailey , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 03:29pm EST
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Air Force role just 1 piece of DoD's cyber puzzle

Air Force senior leaders assigned themselves several tasks after a summit on cyberspace in mid-November. But the service's role in cyberspace also awaits forthcoming guidance from the military's top leadership on the future of U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , workforce ,

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:16am EST
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For DoD, better buying demands high quality acquisition workers

The Pentagon releases Better Buying Power 2.0 with a new focus on professionalizing the procurement workforce. The updated program includes seven major focus areas with 36 initiatives. Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of Defense, said version 2.0 takes the lessons learned and data from the last two years to further improve efficiency and cost savings of DoD procurement.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:36am EST
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Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , Army , budget , workforce , personnel reductions , CSIS , total force policy , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty - helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

Tags: DHS , TSA , Federal Air Marshal Service , Kimberley Thompson , Federal Drive , Cool Jobs in Government , Michael OConnell , video

Monday - 10/22/2012, 04:07am EDT

DoD, CFPB to educate service members against rising debt

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the financial health of service members is important for troop readiness. A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details potential problems service members are facing.

Tags: DoD , management , workforce , Leon Panetta , Holly Petraeus , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , student loans , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:47am EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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