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Robert Hale: Shutdown Deal Stalls DoD Acquisition, R&D Projects

The Congressional resolution that was recently passed to end the U.S. government shutdown suspends the Defense Department’s current acquisition and research programs, Federal Times reported Monday. Citing DoD Comptroller Robert Hale’s statement, Nicole Blake Johnson writes the department is prohibited from starting new projects, raising salaries or working on fresh construction projects …

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Robert Hale: Second Defense Sequester Cut to Reduce Workforce

The second round of federal spending cuts could trim the defense workforce as it will reduce Pentagon’s budget down to $475 billion, Politico reported Monday. Leigh Munsil writes this second round of sequestration cuts is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 15, when the government funding mandated by a recently …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Made Interest Payments During Govt Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale estimates the furloughs of 400,000 civilian workers during the government shutdown cost the Pentagon at least $600 million in lost productivity, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Hale told a press conference Thursday the Pentagon made interest payments because it was forced to pay …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Could Recall 90% of Furloughed Civilians

The Defense Department intends to call back to work nearly 90 percent of the 350,000 civilian employees that were furloughed last week amid the shutdown, Bloomberg reported Sunday. According to the report by William Selway and Gopal Ratnam, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told journalists during a conference call the furloughs affected nearly half of the Pentagon’s …

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Robert Hale: 400K Pentagon Workers Face Furloughs Under Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday that the Pentagon will have to furlough half of its nearly 800,000 civilian workers if the federal government shuts down Monday, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes uniformed military and contractor personnel will continue in their jobs even if Congress does …

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Robert Hale: Congress Has Three Scenarios as Fiscal Year Ends

Robert Hale, Defense Department comptroller, remains hopeful that Congress will reach a deal to reduce the federal deficit and avert sequestration, he told Defense One in an interview published Monday. Stephanie Gaskell writes Hale described three legislative scenarios as a new round of across-the-board spending cuts loom, including that fiscal compromise. …

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Senate Committee Rejects DoD BRAC Proposal; Robert Hale Comments

The Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected the Pentagon’s request Thursday to hold a new round of military base closures due to its high up-front cost, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes that the base realignment and closure proposal, included in the 2014 Defense authorization bill, was also rejected …

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Robert Hale: Most Pentagon Construction Programs Not Hit by Sequestration

Robert Hale, Defense Department comptroller, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Friday that most projects under the Pentagon’s $9.5 billion military construction budget will not be affected by sequestration budget cuts, the American Forces Press Service reports. Hale told the military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies subcommittee the department’s $526.6 billion …

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Profile: Robert Hale, Defense Department Comptroller

Robert Hale serves as comptroller at the Defense Department, where he is responsible for the Pentagon’s budget and financial policy and advises the secretary on budget and fiscal matters. Hale, nominated to the post in January 2009, also oversees financial management systems and business modernization efforts. He also serves as …

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