DoD Spending Could be Source of Compromise in Debt Limit Negotiations

Photo: DoD In the continuing deficit-cutting talks, surrounding if and how Congress will vote to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling, The Washington Post reported recently Republicans ...

Panetta Has Work Cut out at Pentagon

Leon Panetta, Photo: CIA.gov Soon-to-be Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has his work cut out for him. While current Secretary Robert M. Gates, who retires at the end of the week, has ...

Gates as Pentagon Change Agent: Low-key, but Crucial

Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Photo: Defense.gov When Robert M. Gates was named defense secretary at the end of 2006, the former CIA chief was thrust into the midst ...

Panetta, Pentagon Prepare for Old Switcharoo

Robert M. Gates and Leon Panetta, Photo: Defense.gov, CIA.gov Following the unanimous vote in the Senate yesterday to approve CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary, ...

Gates: DoD Cuts ‘Must Address Force Structure’

Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Photo: Defense.gov As he makes the final rounds of his public pronouncements as head of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ...

House Appropriations Committee ‘Skeptical’ of DoD Efficiencies Savings

Image: Sergei Khackimullin The Defense Department set ambitious cost-saving goals to the tune of some $10 billion in its 2012 budget request. However, the House Appropriations Committee ...

Panetta: DoD Needs Both Strong Fiscal Discipline, Strong National Defense

CIA Director Leon Panetta, Photo: CIA.gov CIA Director Leon Panetta sat before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week for what The Washington Post characterized as a “gentle ...

Report: Agencies Looking Inward for Efficiencies

Image: Andrew Brown In the search to squeeze more savings out of the federal government, agencies are increasingly looking inward. But are they successful in the search for efficiencies? A ...

Gates: Modernization Funding Imperative; Current Inventory ‘Getting Old and Worn Down’

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in public remarks recently, has been delivering the sobering message of budget efficiencies in the ...

Gates: Budget Reductions a Strategic, Not Math Problem

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Photo: DoD/Cherie Cullen In efforts to wring an additional $400 billion in cost-savings over 12 years out of the Defense Department, Defense Secretary ...

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