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Panel Puts Forth Military Retirement Reform Proposals

A panel tasked to examine the military’s retirement benefits system has sent a proposal to Capitol Hill that would put troops placed at boot camp in the Thrift Savings Plan, ...
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Pentagon’s Business Board Recommends $125B Savings over Five Years

The Defense Business Board has proposed cost-cutting measures for the Defense Department to save $125 billion over the next five years, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes ...
Mike Shoemaker

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Starts Naval Air Forces Commander Role

Mike Shoemaker Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker assumed responsibility of Naval Air Forces during a ceremony that took place Thursday aboard an aircraft carrier at Naval Air Station North Island ...
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Ray Odierno: US Army Readiness, Training in Danger if Sequestration Returns in 2016

Ray Odierno Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has expressed concern over the future of the service’s readiness and capabilities if sequestration returns in 2016, the Army Times ...
Deborah Lee James

SpaceX Drops Lawsuit Against US Air Force; Deborah Lee James Comments

Deborah Lee James SpaceX has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force after the service agreed to expand “competitive opportunities for launch services,” Defense News reported ...
Vincent Stewart

Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart Assumes DIA Director Post

Vincent Stewart Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, former head of the Marine Forces Cyber Command, formally assumed duties as Defense Intelligence Agency director during a ceremony held at Joint ...
Central Intelligence Agency

Daily Beast: Frank Archibald to Retire as CIA’s National Clandestine Service Director

Frank Archibald, director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service, plans to retire from government service, The Daily Beast reported Friday. Shane Harris writes CIA spokesperson Dean ...
Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers: DoD Seeks Defense Intell System Transformation to Confront New Threats

Michael Vickers The U.S. Defense Department aims to transform its enterprise intelligence system to keep pace with the changing technology landscape and emerging national security threats, ...
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Robert Stein to Extend Defense Business Board Chairmanship; David Tillotson Comments

Robert Stein has retained his role as chair of the Defense Business Board following a confirmation from the Defense Department. Nancy Killefer and Cynthia Trudell have also been named ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Renew Base Closure, Aircraft Retirement Campaigns

Deborah Lee James The U.S. Air Force will ask the new Congress for authority to shed excess infrastructure and divest aging aircraft in its fiscal 2016 budget request, Federal News ...