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Pentagon Cuts Could Spare CyberWar Efforts, Lynn Says

The future of weapons modernization programs hangs in the balance as the Pentagon prepares to cut up to $450 billion in spending over the next decade, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in an interview Monday. “Its clear we’re going to have to trim modernization programs to some degree and …

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William Cohen Warns Congress Don’t ‘Hollow Out’ Military

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen is realistic about the future of the U.S defense budget. “There are ways to go about cutting the defense budget and we will have to,” he said at a Sept. 29 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Our force structure under the circumstances is …

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GAO Says Pentagon Making Little Progress to be Audit Ready

The Defense Department hopes to be able to pass an audit by 2017 but has not taken effective steps to achieve that goal, according to testimony on Friday from the Government Accountability Office. Asif Khan, GAO director of financial management and assurance, told a House Oversight Committee subpanel the Pentagon …

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Pentagon Looking to Cap Defense Contractor Exec Pay

The Defense Department is looking to place a cap on the executive pay of defense contractors, extending the limit from the top five to all positions, according to an All Headline News report. Under the proposed $693,951-per-year cap, executive pay would include wages, salaries, bonuses and deferred compensation. The House …

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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Next Deputy Defense Secretary

In a unanimous vote Friday, the Senate confirmed Ashton Carter as the next deputy defense secretary. Carter currently serves as undersecretary of defense, technology and logistics. Carter replaces William Lynn, who announced his departure in July. “Ash has a steady hand, a keen intellect, and an effective management style that …

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