On DoD

Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.


Army sets out on two-year effort to standardize IT in combat formations

On this week's show, three guests from the Army's program management...On this week's show, three guests from the Army's program management office for Mission Command join us to discuss an ambitious, two-year effort to upgrade the hardware and software used by some 400 Army units to a common baseline. Joining us are Col. Troy Crosby, the project manager for Mission Command, David Meickle, a Product Support Manager with PM Mission Command, and Niraj Kadakia, Deputy Product Manager for PM Mission Command's Strategic Mission Command.   Show More


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On this weeks show, we discuss three cyber topics: President Trumps long-awaited decision on the future of U.S. Cyber Command, the results of Hack the Air Force, DoD's latest bug bounty, and a federal lawsuit which claims a DoD-operated website is putting servicemember and veterans personal data at risk.
The Army's Office of Energy Initiatives is the service's central hub for managing the financing and planning for "utility scale" renewable and alternative energy projects. Michael McGhee, OEI's executive director, talks with Jared Serbu about some of the major projects in the pipeline, and the Army's desire to use the power they generate to make its bases energy-independent.
Rear Adm. David Hahn, the chief of Naval research joins Jared Serbu to discuss the Navy's Concept Challenge: a call to the public for "leap-ahead" technologies.
Our guest this week is Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the chief of naval personnel. He talks with us about progress so far in a Navy personnel reform initiative called Sailor 2025, including ongoing efforts to modernize the Navy's performance evaluation and information technology systems.
In this week's edition of On DoD, Peter Kim, the Air Force's chief technology officer, Alex Rice, the CTO at HackerOne, and Reina Staley, the chief of staff of the Defense Digital Service join is to talk about the latest of DoD's bug bounties: Hack the Air Force. Well also talk about changes in how the Army buys cloud computing services as part of a broader effort to shut down expensive, government-owned data centers.
This week's edition of On DoD is part of a Federal News Radio special report: Defense Acquisition at a Crossroads. We'll hear from several Defense acquisition experts to hear their assessments of what DoD accomplished with its Better Buying Power initiatives.

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