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CBO: DoD Could Save $6B Through Military-to-Civilian Post Replacement

A Congressional Budget Office report says the Defense Department could generate annual savings of up to $5.7 billion if DoD replaces a number of uniformed soldiers doing support functions with civilian staff. CBO said Dec. 2 the value is based on a method that would have the department change 80,000 of about 340,000 military positions into …

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China Wants to Expand Satellite Navigation Service Coverage

China is opening up its Beidou satellite-based navigation system to other Asian countries for use in military and civilian applications, Reuters reported Friday. Adam Rose writes China currently operates 16 satellites in the Beidou constellation and aims to increase that number to 30 through 2020. “The construction of the Beidou …

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TechAmerica Pegs FY 2019 Federal IT Budget at $70B

The TechAmerica Foundation forecasts federal agencies will spend $70 billion per year on known and unclassified information technology by fiscal year 2019, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. David Perera writes the findings are measured in constant dollars, with civilian IT spending projected to reach $38.3 billion for fiscal 2014 and $39 billion in constant dollars …

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Robert Hale: 400K Pentagon Workers Face Furloughs Under Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday that the Pentagon will have to furlough half of its nearly 800,000 civilian workers if the federal government shuts down Monday, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes uniformed military and contractor personnel will continue in their jobs even if Congress does …

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Pentagon Employees Face Furloughs Under Govt Shutdown

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told employees in a memo that many civilian workers would be temporarily furloughed in the event of a government shutdown, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes government functions that are supported by appropriated funds would have to stop if Congress and the White …

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Navy Puts Sequestration Furloughs on Hold

The U.S. Navy will delay sending furlough notices to civilian workers until further notice because the Pentagon has not made final decisions on a furlough policy, Federal Times reports. Stephen Losey writes the Navy originally planned to send the notices May 6 with June 5 set as the earliest start …

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Chuck Hagel Aims to Keep Furloughs Consistent

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has responded to calls from House lawmakers to implement civilian furloughs on a merit basis by saying consistency and fairness will be the measure for the unpaid leave, GovExec reports. Kedar Pavgi writes Hagel sent a letter to the lawmakers April 26 and said national security …

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