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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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Barbara Mikulski Seeks Gov’t Spending Agreement by Dec. 15

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, has urged lawmakers to patch up an agreement on the defense budget by Thanksgiving to avoid another shutdown, Military Times reported Tuesday. Rick Maze writes that according to Mikulski, failure by the House and Senate to resolve negotiations by Dec. …

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Chuck Hagel Outlines Pentagon’s Primary Reform Areas

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled six areas of focus for a Pentagon-wide reform effort as part of budget and strategic planning, Defense News reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the department aims to redefine its guidelines for troop deployment, training and weapons acquisition. Other domains for potential reform include institutional reform, …

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Report: Pentagon Plans Combatant Command Realignment

The Defense Department might consolidate and reorganize its combatant commands throughout the globe as sequestration and other budget cuts in the federal government continue, Military Times reported Sunday. Marcus Weisgerber, writes the Pentagon could close down down two combatant commands and eight service-supporting commands, as well as combine its Northern and Southern …

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GAO: Strategic Sourcing Could Help Govt Save $50B Per Year

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says strategic sourcing initiatives could generate at least $50 billion in annual savings for the U.S. government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Cory Bennett writes GAO says the government allocates $537 billion per year to support federal acquisition programs and only a fraction of …

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Report: Pentagon Mulls Future of IED Organization

The Defense Department has started to weigh its options on the future of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber and Joe Gould write the move comes as latest version of the defense authorization bill unveiled last month requires the Pentagon to present an …

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