Army

  • Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

    The Army’s budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

  • Ray Chandler, Sergeant Major of the Army

    Friday is the last day of service for Sergeant Major of the Army Ray Chandler. He will retire as the top enlisted man in the Army after nearly 34 years of service. He’s the 14th Sergeant Major, and his main job is advisor to Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared what thoughts are top-of-mind for him as he prepares to wind down his service.

  • Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    When the Department of Veterans Affairs started building a new state-of-the-art hospital in Denver, it was supposed to cost $600 billion and be finished by 2014. Today, it’s less than half complete, the price tag has doubled and it’s likely to go even higher. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, the VA is turning to the Army Corps of Engineers to help avoid similar blunders in the future.

  • Dr. Donald Reago, Director, Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate, CERDEC, U.S. Army

    Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Soldiers of 2025 and beyond may wear sensors to help detect and prevent threats like dehydration or elevated blood pressure. Dr. Donald Reago is the director of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the possibilities.

  • APNewsbreak: Official says VA shooter was retired soldier

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the alleged shooter who killed a doctor at a West Texas veterans’ clinic Tuesday was a retired Army solider. The official says…

  • Training military doctors from enlisted ranks, program gives soldiers a boost in science

    A new program through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine will give men and women in the enlisted ranks of the military two years of undergraduate-level science coursework meant to prepare them for the rigorous Medical College Admission Test (MCATs).

  • Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

    The new year will bring new contracting initiatives throughout government. A big case in point: The Army’s forthcoming Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services, or RS3. It’s one of several big, multiple-award contracts that will drive consolidation of professional services. Many more service contracts are likely to flow through vehicles like RS3 and the Navy’s SeaPort E. Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst at Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide a broader outlook on RS3 and defense contracting in 2015.

  • Dhiren Khona, Principal Investigator, Army Geospatial Center

    Geospatial intelligence tools have become critical to the military when it heads into unfamiliar landscapes around the globe. The Army’s Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE) tools help intelligence analysts quickly identify terrain that could help or hinder a mission. Dhiren Khona is a principal investigator for the SAGE Team at the Army Geospatial Center. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the system is, and what advantages it offers.

  • Success after service

    Jeffrey Cathey and Lewis Runnion with Bank of America will discuss how the company is helping veterans find jobs in the private sector after they complete their military service. December 26, 2014

  • The 100,000 Jobs Mission: Is it a success?

    Maureen Casey with JP Morgan Chase and Company, and the Rand Corporation’s Dr. Margaret Harrell, join host Derrick Dortch to talk about a new report that looks at lessons learned from a program that helps veterans find jobs in private sector. December 19, 2014

  • Iraqi forces get new start

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Iraqi security forces have new momentum in their battle to regain territory lost this year to ISIL.

  • DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit

    This week, the Pentagon awarded a series of contracts to outside accounting firms to begin the widest-ranging series of external financial audits in the department’s history.

  • Audits Scheduled

    The DoD has awarded contracts to independent public accounting firms to conduct audits of current year appropriated funds for all of the military services.

  • Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command

    Phyllis Wilson is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve. She talked about the program and the Reserve’s broader plans for 2015 with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on this week’s On DoD.