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Pizza! Pizza! MRE Pizza?

June 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Army has baked up a scheme to add pizza to its Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) menu. And in keeping with military tradition of making just about any project, program or technology part of an alphabet soup, has assigned it the acronym SSP—shelf stable pizza.

Army Eliminates AKO Email Accounts for Retirees

May 6, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

As the Army launched this week its new Soldier for Life website for retired soldiers, it eliminated access for retirees and their families to a .mil email account on the Army Web portal Army Knowledge Online.

What are your thoughts on the drive to create a mobile and virtual work force?

In this month’s Incoming column, Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Jr. notes how everyone is going mobile and virtual. He traces how DISA approached the challenges of telework beginning in 2000 in an effort to improve productivity, ease the time and money burden of travel, reduce traffic congestion and boost morale. He notes:

Fortunately, our early experiment developed over time, and DISA now has an award-winning telework program. Today, DISA employees are working from home and also are “forward-deployed” as an advanced echelon to their new headquarters location at Fort Meade, Maryland. Now, DISA employees can telework up to three days a week—60 percent of the work week—with supervisory approval.

Increasingly, DISA is viewing it as a recruitment and retention tool. In many cases, it is more important than pay. More and more, telework is becoming a negotiating chip between organizations and employees. Indeed, the mobile and virtual work force is becoming increasingly pervasive and meaningful in our daily lives.


What challenges are most important for developers to address as they create and implement the new Net-Enabled Command Capability (NECC) to replace GCCS?

Building Trust Is Essential for Effective Command and Control
by Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.)

In what ways do today's leaders and employers need to change

Tech-savvy younger workers from Generation Y are accustomed to easy, speedy access to information. In the not-too-distant future, late Boomers and even Generation X workers will have to adapt to the ways that work force culture is changing as a result of this incoming generation's influence. Organizations are faced with the challenge to remain relevant, but must do so in a way that makes change a positive asset.

What are the biggest challenges facing the government in the cybersecurity arena for 2008 and beyond?

Future Defense Department Cybersecurity Builds on the Past
By Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.)

Do the benefits of outsourcing outweigh the disadvantages?

December 2007

Current Trends in Intelligence Outsourcing Affect Work Force Stability. by Vinh Nguyen


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