Tag Archives: Defense Department

Pentagon Unveils Commercial Mobile Device Plan; Teri Takai Comments

The Defense Department has developed a plan aimed at providing the department’s nearly 600,000 mobile-device users secure classified and protected unclassified mobile platforms. Implementation of the plan will focus on devices, wireless infrastructure and applications that use commercial-off-the-shelf technology, the department said Tuesday. “This is not simply about embracing the …

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ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch On Pentagon Sequestration Prep

All federal agencies are eyeing a March 1 deadline, when automatic across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration are set to kick in. Barring a deal on Capitol Hill, nearly $85 billion will be cut from both defense and nondefense accounts for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. ExecutiveGov has kept …

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Danny Werfel: Sequestration Furlough Numbers Not Finalized

The White House is still working out the specifics on how many non-Defense Department civilian employees will be furloughed if automatic cuts under sequestration take effect Friday, Federal News Radio reports. Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters during a conference call that OMB …

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Gene Dodaro: Sequestration Furloughs At GAO Not Needed

The Government Accountability Office will not need to furlough its employees to manage automatic cuts under sequestration scheduled to take effect March 1, the agency’s chief says in a memo obtained by the Washington Post. Josh Hicks writes Gene Dodaro, comptroller general, told employees in the Feb. 15 memo that …

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Panetta Notifies Congress Of Furlough Plans For Sequestration

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has formally notified Congress of the Pentagon’s plans to furlough its civilian employees in the event of sequestration cuts, Reuters reports. Most of the Defense Department‘s 800,000 civilian workers would go on unpaid leave for one day per week over 22 weeks between April and Sept. …

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John Campbell Nominated Army Vice Chief Of Staff

John Campbell, a U.S. Army lieutenant general and current deputy chief of staff, has been nominated to serve as the Army’s next chief of staff. If confirmed, the 34-year military veteran would succeed Gen. Lloyd Austin, nominated in December 2012 as head of Central Command, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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