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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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Robert Hale: Pentagon to Need War Budget Even After Troops Leave Afghanistan

The Defense Department will continue to request funding for operations in Afghanistan even after U.S. combat troops return home from that country, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes that outgoing Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said overseas contingency operations budget will pay for post-war equipment repair and coalition support needs. “I …

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Michael McCord Nominated Pentagon Comptroller, Robert Hale to Retire

Michael McCord, deputy comptroller at the Defense Department since 2009, has been nominated to the comptroller post by President Barack Obama and will succeed the retiring Robert Hale if confirmed by the Senate, the White House announced Thursday. Prior to joining the Pentagon, McCord served on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s …

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Robert Hale Hopeful for Short-Term Sequestration Relief

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale told a conference in Washington Thursday he is hoping for temporary relief from sequestration as lawmakers deliberate on the federal budget, Defense One reported Thursday. Charles S. Clark writes Hale hopes for the deal to reduce defense cuts under the sequester from $50 billion to the $20 …

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