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GAO Reviews Pentagon’s Budget Mgmt Strategy Under Sequestration

The U.S. Defense Department used short-term strategies to manage funds for major programs and functions during fiscal 2013’s sequester, a new Government Accountability Office report says. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the department’s operations and maintenance account absorbed 55 percent of $37 billion in FY 2013 mandated defense …

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Rick Holgate: Gov’t-Industry Dialogue Evolved After 2013 Sequestration, Shutdown

Rick Holgate, outgoing president of the American Council of Technology, believes dialogue between government and industry has evolved beyond fiscal year 2013’s sequestration and government shutdown events, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes Holgate — chief information officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — noted ACT has updated its approach …

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DoD Eyes Back-Office Cost Savings, Acquisition Efficiency Ahead of Potential Sequestration

The Defense Department is looking into cutting back on spending for back-office operations to prepare for possible budget cuts if Congress implements sequestration in 2016, Federal News Radio reported March 18. Jason Miller writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has led a review of DoD’s broad business systems to potentially reallocate some money for …

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Gen. John Kelly: Sequestration Could Disrupt Southcom’s Partnerships

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, Southern Command’s commander, has detailed how budget cuts could affect Southcom’s operations if sequestration returns in 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. “In Latin America, in Southern Command, [sequestration] will be, simply put, a catastrophe,” Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to Cheryl Pellerin‘s report. “We do …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry Wants Restoration of Pre-Sequestration Budget Caps

Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has proposed to revive pre-sequestration budget caps of $566 billion for national defense and $50.9 billion for overseas operations in a move to address global threats, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, floated the recommendation to raise spending …

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Navy, Marine Officials: Sequestration Remains Biggest Threat to US Military’s Sea Services

Senior U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Wednesday that sequestration in fiscal 2016 would hamper the military branches’ ability to execute missions globally, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes the subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday from Sean Stackley, the Navy’s acquisition chief, Lt. …

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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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