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Robert Hale: Pentagon Plans 6% Workforce Cut Through 2018

The Defense Department plans to reduce the size of its civilian workforce by between 40,000 and 50,000 positions over the next five years and those cuts could come in conjunction with another round of base closures, according to Defense Comptroller Robert Hale. Marine Corps Times reports the workforce cut would …

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Pentagon Not Planning 2014 Furloughs; Robert Hale Comments

The Defense Department does not plan to furlough civilian workers during fiscal year 2014 despite uncertainties surrounding its budget, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes President Barack Obama will submit a budget to Congress April 10 that will assume sequestration will be repealed and contain funding levels above current …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Civilian Furloughs Can Start April 26

The Defense Department can start putting its civilian workers on unpaid leave on April 26 unless Congress ends sequestration, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said Monday. American Forces Press Service reports civilian employees will be furloughed for 22 days, translating to one day a week through Sept. 30. Employees will see …

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Robert Hale: Contract Cancellation Fees Minimal Under Sequestration

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale does not see the Pentagon having to pay large cancellation fees on contracts if cuts under sequestration affect fiscal year 2013 funds, Reuters reports. He told members of the House Armed Services Committee Thursday most contracts signed before Jan. 2, 2013 — the start date …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon at ‘Midfield’ in Audit Preparations

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday the Pentagon is roughly at “midfield” in meeting a 2014 deadline to prepare an auditable statement of budgetary resources, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu reports Hale testified before the the House Armed Services Committee on the Pentagon’s preparations for an audit. However, …

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Robert Strayer Joins State Dept as Tech Policy Lead

Robert Strayer, former general counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has joined the State Department as deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy. Strayer will lead U.S. engagement on technology policy and digital economy with international organizations in his new role, the Computer & Communications …

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