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Obama Officially Nominates Panetta, Petraeus to New Posts

President Barack Obama has sent the nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be defense secretary and Army Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta’s post at CIA to the Senate for confirmation, the Defense Department reports. Obama first announced the national security personnel shakeup April 28. Defense Secretary Robert M. …

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Report: Agencies Looking Inward for Efficiencies

In the search to squeeze more savings out of the federal government, agencies are increasingly looking inward. But are they successful in the search for efficiencies? A new report by MeriTalk, the government-IT network, and software provider SAS details the responses of 150 federal officials — financial, operational and performance …

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Gates: Modernization Funding Imperative; Current Inventory ‘Getting Old and Worn Down’

Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in public remarks recently, has been delivering the sobering message of budget efficiencies in the Defense Department. But there’s one area that bucks Gates’ public pronouncements: funding for modernization efforts. “We cancelled or curtailed modernization programs that were egregiously over-budget, behind schedule, dependent on …

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