Defense

  • In Iraq, soldiers from the U.S. Army\'s 172nd Infantry Brigade are helping historians, preservationists and documentarians maintain ancient Iraqi history. The brigade provides transportation and security for the World Monuments Fund in the ancient city of Babylon, home of the famed Hanging Gardens. Along with preserving the past, soldiers are trying to insure Babylon\'s future as a possible tourist destination

    July 01, 2009
  • Paying for college can create a pile of debt. But for others, their bank accounts won’t be running dry. The post 9/11 GI Bill is giving some military dependents — including spouses and children —…

    July 01, 2009
  • Transparency gives additional clout to make technology projects perform. Tool replaces OMB watch lists and makes information more interactive.

    July 01, 2009
  • The Defense Business Board’s task group examining the National Security Personnel System convenes a second day of hearings at the Hyatt Arlington hotel in Rosslyn this morning, this time to hear comments from DoD staff…

    June 26, 2009
  • Pay-for-performance within the federal government has been controversial for years. The Defense Department’s system — NSPS — has been the subject of endless debate since it began. Recently, DoD and OPM said they are taking…

    June 23, 2009
  • The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social networking sites like Flickr, Twitter and yes, Facebook. The blog Danger Room says the move reverses years of blocking web 2-point-0 sites on military networks. Army public affairs has used social networking to share good stories about the work of its soldiers. Danger Room says the order does not include sites like MySpace, YouTube and Pandora. I\'m Max Cacas.

    June 12, 2009
  • The Government Accountability Office was tasked with checking on the use of ‘enhanced use leases’ by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is one way VA manages its ‘real property’ portfolio. We talked about it…

    June 12, 2009
  • Every four years, the Pentagon is tasked to produce a Quadrennial Defense Review. A big component of the forthcoming review will be the disposition of US forces overseas. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

    June 09, 2009
  • A series of hearings hosted by the Defense Acquisition Panel of the House Armed Services Committee is looking at making the acquisition process work better. Wednesday’s hearing was titled Coordinating Requirements, Budgets, and Acquisition: How…

    June 05, 2009
  • Rudy deLeon Head of new NSPS review task force Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) Heather Smith Executive Director, Rock the Vote Scott Paul Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing

    June 04, 2009
  • It was the ride of a lifetime for National Security Correspondent J.J. Green. He recently got the chance to fly at 9 G’s with the Thunderbirds. He sat down with our own Jane Norris to…

    June 01, 2009
  • Of the places where virtual worlds technology is generating so much buzz, probably the most excitement comes in the area of education, especially distance learning.

    June 01, 2009
  • By Emily Jarvis Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio.com The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft developed in the United States. Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) made the comments on FederalNewsRadio’s Federal Drive with…

    May 27, 2009
  • Agencies making contract awards without fully understanding the contractor\'s past successes or failures. GAO makes six recommendations to improve and standardize the information.

    May 26, 2009