Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter: Sequestration Puts Tricare Funding At Risk

The Defense Department may not have enough funds to run its Tricare program if it has to cut $46 billion from its fiscal year 2013 budget, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. According to Bloomberg, Carter said in prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee that nearly every …

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Ashton Carter: Sequestration Becoming More Likely To Occur

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter it is looking more likely that $45 billion in automatic defense cuts under sequestration will kick in March 1, he told Bloomberg News. The Defense Department‘s first step to prepare for the cuts is to let go of all or some of the department’s 46,000 …

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ExecutiveGov Extends EM’s GovCon Coverage ‘Mosaic’ To Public Sector

Executive Mosaic’s portfolio of websites cover every facet of government contracting in the private sector from the executive’s point of view, ranging from executive movements to business activity. EM’s approach extends to covering the customer, as ExecutiveGov fulfills the same mission for the public sector by covering the business of …

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46K Pentagon Workers Facing Layoffs

The Defense Department is laying off many of its 46,000 temporary and contract workers in an attempt to manage automatic budget cuts under sequestration, Reuters reports. Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told Reuters the department could also furlough most of its 800,000 full-time civilian employees, who would take day of unpaid …

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Elissa Slotkin Named a DoD Intl Security Affairs Lead, Promoted to SES

Elissa Slotkin, formerly a foreign affairs specialist at the Defense Department, has been appointed principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. The Defense Department said Slotkin was also promoted to the Senior Executive Service. According to Al-Monitor, Slotkin will serve as top adviser to Derek Chollet, the Pentagon’s …

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Report: John Kerry Floated as Possible Defense Secretary Candidate

The names of Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and former defense policy undersecretary Michele Flournoy are frequently floated as possible successors to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, should he choose to step down. According to the Washington Post, the name of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has also come up and President …

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Report: 6 Cabinet Posts Could Open for Obama’s 2nd Term

According to a GovExec report, six Cabinet positions could see changes for President Barack Obama’s second term, continuing a historical trend of turnover for two-term presidents. Sophie Quinton writes that on average, for the five two-term presidencies since World War II, only one of two Cabinet officers have stayed for …

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Report: Ashton Carter Memo Says Not to Assume Sequestration Will Happen

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has told military departments and acquisition personnel to operate under current policy without assuming sequestration cuts will occur, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. According to Tony Capaccio’s report, Carter wrote the Pentagon leadership team does not want personnel, programs and activities to …

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