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More Than 300K Furloughed Civilian Defense Workers Return to Work

The Defense Department has restored more than 300,000 furloughed civilian employees following the passage of a military pay bill, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jeremy Herb and Erik Wasson write only a few of the nearly 750,000 civilian defense workers will stay on furlough and the military’s service members will continue …

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Beth McGrath: Pentagon Modifies Internal Controls for Audit Goals

Beth McGrath, the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, has outlined the agency’s efforts to meet two audience readiness deadlines within this decade in an interview with Federal News Radio that aired Wednesday. Michael O’Connell writes the Defense Department has a 2014 deadline to produce an auditable statement of budgetary resources and …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon In Sequestration Damage Limitation Mode

The Defense Department is in damage limitation mode as it seeks to manage the effects of automatic budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead weapons buyer said Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told an audience at the Newseum in Washington he is concerned the contracting industry …

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ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch On Pentagon Sequestration Prep

All federal agencies are eyeing a March 1 deadline, when automatic across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration are set to kick in. Barring a deal on Capitol Hill, nearly $85 billion will be cut from both defense and nondefense accounts for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. ExecutiveGov has kept …

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Report: WH Indicates Desire for Sequestration Repeal

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicated Tuesday the president wants to eliminate the $500 billion automatic cut to defense spending under sequestration, Defense News reports. John Bennett writes Carney was not specific regarding the timing of when President Barack Obama would discuss eliminating the sequester with Congress. Carney said …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Starting Sequestration Planning

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition official, confirmed the department has started planning for sequestration cuts scheduled to kick in Jan. 2, Defense News reports. Kendall made the announcement during his speech at a government contract management conference in Washington last week, where he also predicted Congress would delay …

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