Tag Archives: Defense Department

Report: Pentagon Leaders to Wrap Up Budget Cut Review At Month’s End

Defense Department leaders will propose three scenarios for automatic spending cuts when they present a military strategy report to Secretary Chuck Hagel by the end of the month, Defense News reported Sunday. Marcus Weisgerber and Vago Muradian write Pentagon senior officials responsible for the Strategic Choices and Management Review are …

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Elizabeth McGrath: Pentagon to Focus on Operation Costs

Elizabeth McGrath, Defense Department deputy chief management officer, told the Excellence in Government Forum Tuesday the Pentagon will increasingly focus on operations costs as the Pentagon seeks to find what drives them, American Forces Press Service reports. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes McGrath said this approach aims …

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Chuck Hagel: DoD Employees to Receive 11 Furlough Days

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced the Defense Department will cut the number of furlough days for employees to 11 as part of agency efforts to address the $37 billion budget cut. Hagel has told DoD employees they would have to take 11 furlough days starting July 8 through Sept. …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester’s Likely and Potential Impact on the Services

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of ExecutiveGov, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other government and industry thought leaders about …

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Report: Apple Devices Could Get DISA Approval Next Week

Apple will soon receive the security clearance it needs for the iPhone and iPad to be used within the Pentagon’s networks, Nextgov reports. A Defense Information Systems Agency told Nextgov that Mark Orndoff, chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance, that DISA could approve the devices for …

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Ashton Carter Repeats Pentagon Request for New BRAC Round

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reiterated Tuesday the Pentagon’s request for another Base Realignment and Closure Commission round in an effort to help reduce the department’s budget, GovExec reports. Charles Clark writes Congress rejected that proposal last year along with the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2014 budget request to adjust military …

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Ashton Carter Receives NDIA’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has received the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Award which honors defense leaders who best reflect President Eisenhower’s beliefs and support for a strong national security and industrial base, according to a Defense Department statement. Claudette Roulo writes that NDIA presented the award to …

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White House Saves $5B From Automatic DoD Spending Cuts

The White House has announced that it will restore $4.9 billion out of the $85 billion to be cut from the Defense Department budget due to sequestration, according to a Bloomberg article. Brian Faler writes that with the money being put back into the budget, the Pentagon estimates that it …

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Pentagon Awarded $19B in April Contracts, Study Says

The Defense Department awarded 200 total contracts during the month of April, valued at more than $19 billion total, according to a Military.com analysis. DoD Buzz reports the month’s largest award went to seven companies, who will take in up to $6.9 billion combined over six years to supply the …

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Pentagon to Ask Congress for More Reprogram Authority

The Defense Department could submit another reprogramming request to the House Appropriations Committee as early as next week as the department wants to shift more funds within its budget to manage sequestration cuts, Reuters reports. According to the report, Pentagon officials have told lawmakers that an earlier reprogramming request approved …

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