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DoD News: Ashton Carter Eyes Lethality in Planned 2017 Investments for Navy, Marines

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has outlined the Pentagon’s planned investments in fiscal year 2017 as part of efforts to bolster U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps capabilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the Defense Department’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal calls for new lethality to ships, submarines, aircraft and munitions. …

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DoD, YMCA Sign 1-Year Military Outreach Program Extension

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The Armed Services YMCA has been awarded a one-year contract renewal to continue providing physical fitness and respite child care services at no cost to eligible U.S. military personnel and their families. The nonprofit group will extend its Military Outreach Program for the agency through March 2017, the Defense Department said Friday. Rosemary Williams,  deputy …

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DoD IG: Transcom Contracting Staff Need Training to Better Monitor GPC III Contractors’ Performance


The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on U.S. Transportation Command to equip its contracting staff with system tools and training in order to properly track the performance of vendors under the Global Privately Owned Vehicle Contract III program. DoD IG said in a report published Wednesday it performed an audit …

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Report: Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Absorb JIDA By Sept. 30


The Defense Department will integrate the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency into the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to comply with a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the law calls for DoD to move JIDA under the supervision of an existing defense agency or a military department. …

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Mac Thornberry: More Defense OCO Funds Needed

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the Defense Department’s overseas contingency operations fund is in need of more funding, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the proposed $582.7 billion defense budget to be released next week as part of President Barack …

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Workers Groups Urge Congress to Pass Bill on Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees


Leaders of the Federally Employed Women and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association have called on Congress to pass a bill that would provide all federal personnel paid parental leave. NARFE said Monday its National President Richard Thissen and FEW National President Michelle Crockett said Congress should follow the Defense Department’s …

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