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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 1, 2013

Sharon Roth of the Merit Systems Protection Board discusses a new survey on federal management. Lt. Cmdr. Jean Marie Sullivan of the Navy Office of Women's Policy talks about the new DoD decision to open up combat jobs to women. Greg Kutz, a senior audit executive with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Audit, talks about a new report his agency released. Keith Lucas, vice president for AFGE Council 228, discusses a new contract his union signed with the Small Business Administration.

Tags: Sharon Roth , MSPB , management , Jean Marie Sullivan , Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Greg Kutz , hiring , IRS , TIGTA , Keith Lucas , AFGE , Small Business Administration , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/01/2013, 09:29am EST

Dempsey: Sex assault, combat ban on women linked

The nation's top military officer says he believes the rise in sexual assaults in the military is linked to a longstanding ban on women serving in combat roles _ a ban the Pentagon is now eliminating.

Tags: DoD , Martin Dempsey

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:15pm EST

Odierno: Sequestration threatens 'agile' force

In a Defense Department briefing Wednesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said service officials are closely examining the issue of women in infantry and armor ranks. Oiderno also said sequestration would thwart the Pentagon's existing plan for a streamlined force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Army , Raymond Odierno , budget , sequestration ,

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 07:43pm EDT

Women in combat ban expected to be lifted

The nonpartisan Military Leadership Diversity Commission will make 20 recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress to increase diversity and inclusiveness.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , leadership , management

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:40am EST