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More Than 90% of Navy Workforce Facing Furloughs

Approximately 94 percent of the U.S. Navy’s more than 200,000 civilian employees would have to be furloughed as the branch handles cuts under sequestration. The Navy is also determining which ship and aircraft maintenance projects to defer and how to apply reprogrammed funds, according to a Navy memo obtained by …

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Pentagon Not Planning 2014 Furloughs; Robert Hale Comments

The Defense Department does not plan to furlough civilian workers during fiscal year 2014 despite uncertainties surrounding its budget, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes President Barack Obama will submit a budget to Congress April 10 that will assume sequestration will be repealed and contain funding levels above current …

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Reports: Pentagon Cutting 8 Furlough Days

The Defense Department now plans to furlough its civilian workers for 14 days during the rest of the current fiscal year, eight less than the 22 days it originally set aside, Bloomberg reports. David Lerman reports Congress provided the Pentagon $10 billion more operations and maintenance funding and spending flexibility …

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Robert Kehler: Stratcom Continuing Cyber Training Development

Demands of operating in cyberspace are exceeding U.S. Strategic Command’s capacity to conduct sustained cyber operations even as the command continues to recruit and train cyber workers, Stratcom’s commander said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler told the House Armed Services Committee Stratcom is continuing to develop joint cyberspace training …

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Kathleen Hicks: No Decision Made On Pentagon Civilian Furloughs

The Defense Department has not made any decisions regarding furloughs of civilian employees as a response to budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead policy official has said. GovExec reports Kathleen Hicks, principal deputy undersecretary for policy, said in an internal memo that the department could decide to notify Congress whether …

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Ray Odierno: Army Aiming For Regionalized Structure

As the Army withdraws forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the branch’s chief of staff says the next goal is having uniformed soldiers return to traditional jobs they performed previously, Federal News Radio reports. Gen. Ray Odierno told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday that the …

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