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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Pentagon officials started warning Congress over two years ago that letting the automatic budget cuts take place would cost money not save it. A new report from the Government Accountability Office offers some evidence that they were right. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu tells In Depth with Francis Rose about this week's edition of Inside The Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Reporters Notebook , DoD , Congress , sequestration , GAO

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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For federal IT vendors, a lot to like in House, Senate Defense bills

House and Senate versions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act include numerous acquisition reform provisions, including several that press DoD to embrace commercial technology.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Industry , Acquisition , ITAPS , Erica McCann , Pamela Walker , Trey Hodgkins , Defense Authorization bill , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee ,

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 03:59am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force hopes small, non-traditional contractors can help it make upgrades to several of its key communications and IT systems. And it hopes to do it much more cheaply and quickly than through the traditional acquisition system. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports the Air Force will base the new project on open architectures -- and kick off the new project within the next few days.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , In Depth

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:40pm EDT
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IRS shuts down Web app after criminal network steals taxpayers' data

A suspected overseas criminal organization tried to get access to the returns of 200,000 taxpayers earlier this year, successfully gaining access to records of 104,000 U.S. taxpayers

Tags: Technology , Data Breach , IRS , John Koskinen ,

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:34am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

From the perspective of federal technology companies, there's a lot to like in this year's House and Senate defense authorization bills and not much to complain about. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, a leading industry group likes some of the acquisition reform provisions so much, it's urging that they be extended governmentwide.

Tags: House , Senate , Congress , DoD

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Internal Revenue Service says it's notifying more than 100,000 taxpayers that their personal information was stolen from IRS data systems. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the data breach appears to have spanned about three months, and it appears to be the work of a highly-organized criminal syndicate.

Tags: IRS , In Depth , Cybersecurity

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:41pm EDT
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DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Tags: DoD , Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Northern Virginia Technology Council , Acquisition ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Both the House and Senate versions of this year's defense authorization bill include numerous provisions on acquisition reform. But the Pentagon has serious questions about at least a few of the provisions, including one that would give the military's uniformed leaders more control over procurement decisions. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , House , Senate , Pentagon , In Depth with Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 04:57pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to overhaul the military's compensation system, shifting it slightly away from a defined benefit structure. The committee would also add a government-matched investment plan similar to a 401k. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the vote puts both the House and Senate on the same page. But the White House is still studying the issue.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , military retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:07am EDT
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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Tags: DoD , NDAA , retirement , Personnel , Acquisition , John McCain , Tim Kaine , Adam Smith , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , workforce , pay and benefits ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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