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IDGA.org is an online social media site and portal for members of the Defense and Government community to add, share and communicate with one another. We act as a medium in the defense community in order to promote and communicate their relevant topic. As a social media site we have contributors from all branches of the military and the defense community in the form of blogs, podcasts, columns and webinars. The host Sean still currently serves as a Rifle Platoon Leader with the 181 Infantry (L) in Cambridge, MA.

IDGA.org is an online social media site and portal for members of the Defense and Government community to add, share and communicate with one another. We act as a medium in the defense community in order to promote and communicate their relevant topic. As a social media site we have contributors from all branches of the military and the defense community in the form of blogs, podcasts, columns and webinars. The host Sean still currently serves as a Rifle Platoon Leader with the 181 Infantry (L) in Cambridge, MA.
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IDGA.org is an online social media site and portal for members of the Defense and Government community to add, share and communicate with one another. We act as a medium in the defense community in order to promote and communicate their relevant topic. As a social media site we have contributors from all branches of the military and the defense community in the form of blogs, podcasts, columns and webinars. The host Sean still currently serves as a Rifle Platoon Leader with the 181 Infantry (L) in Cambridge, MA.

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Episodes

On Point with Major Elliot Caggins and Bob Galeazzi of PEO Soldier on the M24 Sniper Rifle Upgrades

3/17/2010
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Maj. Caggins and Mr. Galeazzi join us to talk about the important upgrades to the M-24 weapons system. The M24 Sniper Weapons System (SWS) has been in the service of the Army for over 20 years and certain upgrades are due to improve the weapon for the warfighters downrange.

Duration:00:17:00

On Point with Mr. Dave Hansen, DPM, JPO MRAP

2/22/2010
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Dave joins us today to talk about how the MRAP is redefining the battlefield. He currently serves as the Principal Civilian Deputy Program Manager, Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program, out of Marine Corps Systems Command. A joint program office, MRAP is an ACAT ID program, responsible for procuring more than 22,000 life-saving vehicles for all four Services and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Dave also led the Source Selection for the MRAP All...

Duration:00:09:32

On Point with LTC William Geesey, PM MC4

2/19/2010
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LTC Geesey joins us again to give an update on how Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care have aided soldiers and service members downrange.

Duration:00:09:40

On Point with Colonel Chris Carlile, Director, UAS Center of Excellence

2/18/2010
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Col. Carlile serves as the Director, U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and joins us today to discuss his commands efforts in the UAS spectrum. Col. Carlile is an aviator by trade and brings to the fight his decades of experience in the helo community.

Duration:00:22:41

On Point with LTC Ascura of PEO Soldier on the Surge of CROWS

2/9/2010
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LTC Ascura joins us to discuss the CROWS weapon system. Since January 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Ascura has served as Product Manager, Crew Served Weapons, in the Office of Project Manager Soldier Weapons at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, under PEO Soldier. In this assignment, LTC Ascura manages the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS), light to heavy machine guns, and the research and development of small arms ammunition.

Duration:00:09:15

On Point with Gerry Darsh of Natick Soldier Systems

1/4/2010
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Mr. Gerald A. Darsch is the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Feeding Directorate (CFD) at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, in Natick, Massachusetts and the Executive Secretary of the DoD Combat Feeding Research and Engineering Board. The mission of the CFD encompasses the total life cycle of combat rations, as well as field feeding systems for all Military Services. He holds a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition...

Duration:00:16:49

On Point with LTC Chris Lehner and Andrew Cline of PEO Soldier

11/23/2009
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LTC Lehner has overall responsibility for Individual weapons, from the M9 to the M4, as well as experimental weapons in development such as the XM25. LTC Lehner was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1990. He completed, Air Borne, Air Assault, and Ranger schools, and has served with Special Forces for the majority of his career, which includes four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. LTC Lehner became a member of the Acquisitions Corps in 2000. Andrew Cline has served as division chief...

Duration:00:23:54

On Point with Mr. Jeff Parson, Executive Director Army Contracting Command

11/10/2009
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Jeff Parsons heads up the Army's new Contracting Command based out of Fort Belvoir, VA. Army Contracting Command Soldiers, civilians and contractors support the warfighter worldwide, through the acquisition of goods and services vital to the Soldier's mission and well-being. As the Army's business conduit, ACC offers the contracting expertise of some of the best trained people in the Army, ready to support the warfighter while ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayers' funds. ACC ensures...

Duration:00:20:02

On Point with Commodore Steven Schreiber

10/29/2009
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CAPT Schreiber is currently assigned as the Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic in Norfolk, VA. Prior to this tour, he was the Chief of Staff, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT and EISENHOWER Strike Group embarked in the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER in support of combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia.

Duration:00:10:42

On Point with Colonel Doug Tamilio - Project Manager for Soldier Weapons

10/14/2009
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Colonel Tamilio serves as the PM of Soldier Weapons out of Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier). He is responsible in accordance with the Army Acquisition Management Process for weapons which are assigned to all soldiers across the US Army. Col. Tamilio will be talking about the M-4 Carbine which has been fielded mostly Army wide as the primary weapon assigned to Soldiers deployed in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

Duration:00:13:59

On Point with Cray Henry Director of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program

10/8/2009
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Mr. Cray J. Henry is the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). Cray Henry in this podcast will discuss his office's future projects including the DOD's approach to supercomputing acquisition.

Duration:00:08:50

On Point with CSM Bernard McPherson of PEO Soldier

9/30/2009
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CSM McPherson is the CSM of Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, he entered the Army in November of 1979 and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort McClellan, AL. During his career, CSM McPherson has worked in a variety of positions to include: Military Policeman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Security NCO, Drill Sergeant, Desk Sergeant, PM Operations Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Readiness Group Senior Enlisted Adviser, Company Operations Sergeant,...

Duration:00:13:52

On Point with Major TG Taylor from Afghanistan

9/22/2009
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Major Taylor serves as the 4th Brigade Combat Teams Public Affairs Officer. He is an Infantry Officer by trade and is serving as his Brigade's Public Affairs Officer during their deployment in Afghanistan supporting combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. Major Taylor will be podcasting from his Forward Operating Base near Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Duration:00:17:04

On Point with LTC William Geesey

9/17/2009
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Lieutenant Colonel William E. Geesey is the product manager for Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office. With more than 24 years of active, reserve and National Guard service, LTC Geesey has held a variety of management positions in medical logistics and healthcare administration. A distinguished military graduate and first in his class, LTC Geesey was commissioned in the Infantry in May 1989 and assigned as a Scout Platoon Leader, Joint Task Force 6,...

Duration:00:10:37

On Point with LTG Sir John Kiszely

9/14/2009
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Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely recently retired from the Army having commanded on operations at every level from platoon to division, including tours of duty in Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands (1982), Bosnia, and Iraq where he was Deputy Commander of Multinational Forces. His staff appointments included three tours of duty in the Ministry of Defence, latterly as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff. His final appointment in the Army was as Director of the UK Defence Academy. He...

Duration:00:13:48

On Point with John John's Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Maintenance

9/1/2009
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Mr. John's joins us to talk about readiness and sustainability of US Combat Forces abroad. Mr John's has years of experience in military procurement and program management. He will be discussing the DOD's savvy business plan to continue supporting the GWOT in maintenance despite budget cuts across the board.

Duration:00:16:07

On Point with CAPT Mark Darrah PM F/A-18 and EA-18G

8/26/2009
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Captain Mark Darrah, Programe Manager F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, NAVAIR, US Navy will talk about what is next for the F/A-18. CAPT Darrah is also discuss the integration of the F-35's into the Navy fleet and what the next generation capabilities for the 18 series aircraft

Duration:00:10:25

On Point with Major MJ Walters, USMC

8/18/2009
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Major Walters is the Heavy Capabilities Manager with the United States Marine Corps. He joins us to speak about the initiatives his office is taking and whets next in the Marine Corps armored community.

Duration:00:11:03

On Point with Dr. John Bard

8/14/2009
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Dr. John Bard of Space Coast Communication Systems talks SDR. Dr. Bard is considered by many to be an industry leader in the development of the software defined radio systems and technologies. His organization specializes in military SDR implementations using commercial SDR technologies. Dr. Bard is the former Technical Committee Chairman of the Software Defined Radio Forum.

Duration:00:16:40

On Point with Command Sergeant Major Mellinger

8/12/2009
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Command Sergeant Major(CSM) Jeff Mellinger from Army Materiel Command (AMC) sits down again to talk about his nearly 40 years of experience and leadership in the US Army. Having been drafted during the conflict in Vietnam CSM Melligner has risen through the ranks to become of the highest regarded Non Commissioned Officers in the United States Army. CSM Mellinger will be talking mentorship and its vital role in leading and creating young leaders.

Duration:00:15:42