CBO: Pentagon Could Change 70K Military Posts to Civilian Jobs, Save $19B

army stock photoThe Congressional Budget Office has put forward an idea for the Defense Department to save $19 billion over 10 years by replacing tens o thousands of uniformed soldiers with civilian personnel, Federal Times reported Thursday.

Andy Medici writes that CBO’s method would have DoD to convert 70,000 of its 500,000 military positions into 47,000 civilian jobs, as well as to cut military end strength by 70,000.

BO told a recent Western Economic Association annual conference that average compensation for military personnel is higher than compensation for civilian employees, according to the report.

Federal Times reports that CBO also outlined how the Pentagon could demobilize 10 U.S. Army brigade combat teams, 34 warships and 170 U.S. Air Force fighters; limit the basic pay hike for military employees and increase TRICARE enrollment fees for retirees.

Medici writes the Budget Control Act of 2011 requires the Defense Department to save more than $500 billion over the next decade.

You may also be interested in...

Tom Frana

ViON Awarded Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner for Enterprise Solutions Business; Chairman, CEO Tom Frana Quoted

ViON Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has been recognized as one of two partners awarded the 2020-2021 Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner Award at Quantum’s Virtual Q Elevate partner event. “ViON has over 40 years of experience helping our customers modernize technology and drive successful outcomes,” said ViON Chairman and CEO Tom Frana

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *