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Defense Secretary Gates Details Plan to Slash Costs, Boost Efficiency

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates earlier this week outlined 23 changes for how DoD contracts goods and services aimed at boosting efficiency and productivity in defense spending. The strategy is part of Gates’ efficiencies initiative created to save the department $100 billion over the next five years. “We …

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DoD to Curb Consumption of Fuel, Water

In a White House directive to make federal agencies more environmentally friendly, the Department of Defense has vowed to cut use of fuel and water in the military by 20 percent over the next 10 years. The measures will include building improvement, using renewable sources of energy, and emphasizing telework …

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