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John McHugh, Ray Odierno Point to Acquisition Reforms Amid Tight Budgets

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno have highlighted the service’s continued efforts to reform its acquisition process and facilitate efficiency and oversight amid reduced budgets. “We take stewardship very seriously,” McHugh told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing, according to a report published Wednesday on the Army website. …

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Ray Odierno, John McHugh Preview Army Service Contract Cuts

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary John McHugh have announced that the Army is in the process of cutting its spending on services contracts to drive efficiency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that the contract spending cuts could continue over the next three years and would add to other reductions …

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Army Sec. John McHugh: Majority in Congress Seeks to Address Sequestration in FY 2016

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has expressed optimism that Congress would prevent another round of sequestration in fiscal year 2016, National Defense magazine reported Wednesday. McHugh told reporters in Washington, D.C., that majority of lawmakers want to address budget cuts in the next fiscal year, Yasmin Tadjdeh reports. “Whether you are …

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Foreign Policy: Michele Flournoy Withdraws from Defense Secretary Shortlist

Michele Flournoy, one of several officials under consideration to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, has withdrawn from the shortlist, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Flournoy, co-founder and CEO of Center for a New American Security, told CNAS board members she would continue her role at the organization and also asked President Obama …

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