Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the nuclear force following cheating and drug scandals, complaints of low morale and security slips. Senior leaders will look for management and training problems. A second, independent group of former officials will look more broadly at the enterprise. Brian Weeden, former missileer and Air Force officer, gives an inside look at the nuclear force.
The Army’s top officer says he can’t afford the Army he has, so it’s time to cut back on people and platforms. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on Gen. Ray Odierno’s plans for major acquisition programs.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.