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Robert Hale: Sequestration Not a Sure Thing in 2016

Robert Hale, the former Defense Department comptroller and a current fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several public misconceptions about the sequestration process amid concerns about another round of automatic budget cuts in 2016. Hale wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Breaking Defense that sequestration is not necessarily a …

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DoD’s CFC Campaign Raises $21M for Charities

Members of the Defense Department and military services raised $21 million in 2013 thousands of charities that the agency supports, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the money will be used to fund 4,400 institutions recognized by the Combined Federal Campaign program. Christine Fox, acting …

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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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Report: 57% of DHS Cyber Directorate Workers Remain at Work During Shutdown

Nearly 57 percent of employees within a Department of Homeland Security directorate that houses many of DHS’ cybersecurity personnel are continuing to work during the government shutdown, Federal Times reported Sunday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes many of those workers are presidential appointees, law enforcers, employees paid outside of the annual appropriations fund …

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