Defense

  • Analysis: Are more boots on the ground the answer in Afghanistan?

    President Barack Obama has a full plate of important issues this week. The big one is seen as his announcement at West Point tomorrow of a new policy on Afghanistan, expected to include more troops.

  • 2009 Revisited: Mark Warner on BRAC’s effect on NoVa traffic

    Sen. Mark Warner fills us in on a Northern Virginia traffic study on the effects of BRAC in the region.

  • HReinvented: Defense re-tunes its hiring machine

    J.D. Sicilia, Director of the DoD Lean Six Sigma Program Office and Howard Seamens, Performance Improvement Specialist with the Human Capital Portfolio in the DoD Lean Six Sigma Program Office say they’ve cut hiring time and improved candidates for Defense jobs.

  • Military academies are looking for leadership of the future

    The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • HReinvented: Why NSPS didn’t work

    In our ongoing series, HReinvented, Ruby Butler DeMesme, Director of Human Capital Innovative Market Strategy for Deloitte and a former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force tells us why she believes one of the most infamous pay-for-performance systems, the National Security Personnel System, didn’t work out as planned.

  • GAO: Cybersecurity weak at all federal agencies

    Bill would make cybersecurity diplomatic priority, NSA on the Flash-Media Hunt, Senate stalls cyber commander to probe digital war

  • DISA career fair coming to Ft. Meade

    DISA brings a career fair to Ft. Meade for the first time. DISA’s director of Manpower, Personnel and Security Jack Penkoske says attendees can build their federal resumes, qualify for security clearances and take advantage of the organization’s award-winning quality of life programs.

  • Fresh voices weigh in on Pentagon acquisition, logistics

    Current military personnel doubling as think tank thinkers, academics share results of their research.

  • NSPS: the end is near

    The Pentagon has named John James Director of the NSPS Transition Office. He joins us with a look at the future of NSPS and pay for performance.

  • Defense recognizes value in value engineering

    Value Engineering (VE) is a function analysis process to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire DoD enterprise. Nick Torelli, Deputy Director for Mission Assurance tells us about what it takes to be a winner.