One of the Army’s best recruiting tools is the video game America’s Army. It turns 11-years old this year and now the Army’s polishing up a sequel. Marsha Berry is Software Engineering Directorate at Army Game Studio.
Dr. Timothy O’Leary Acting Director Department of Veterans Affairs Research & Development
National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month is this month. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a leading role in helping people — especially vets — recover from spine injuries as much as possible. And some of the treatments sound “bionic.” Dr. Timothy O’Leary, acting director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Research & Development, explained the task for the VA.
Mike Sullivan Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues Government Accountability Office
The Next Generation Jammer helps military aircraft jam enemy air defenses and communications. The program is working, but the Government Accountability Office finds some overlap is possible. Mike Sullivan, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the GAO, explains why he was looking at the NGJ and what he found.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
No more loans for federal employees coming from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. Bob Tobias, board president for FEEA, says his organization is out of money. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says FEEA is up against a historic head wind.
The 52nd annual Combined Federal Campaign is focused less on total dollars and more on the people behind the money. The annual workplace fundraiser kicks off with a new slogan and a new approach to getting the word out. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller reports on the plans behind the 2013 CFC.
Virtually everyone in the Pentagon believes that a second year of sequestration would be more painful that what the department went through in 2013. But the official who oversees acquisition and research and development matters believes his programs will be hit twice as hard as the rest of the DoD budget.
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On Pentagon Solutions, we listened to highlights from an event at the Heritage Foundation called “Mayday, the Decline of American Naval Supremacy.” It featured Seth Cropsey, former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He talked about the basics of the Navy’s struggles by defining what mayday actually means and how it describes its present-day challenges.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.