Tag Archives: Defense Department

Pentagon’s Accounting Agency Starting Sequestration Prep

Effective Monday, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service is implementing a hiring freeze and reducing funds for travel, training and overtime in an attempt to handle potential sequestration cuts. According to Federal Times, DFAS Director Terri McKay furloughs are also a possibility if the sequester kicks in or Congress lets …

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Profile: David Ahern, Defense Deputy Asst Secretary for Strategic and Tactical Systems

David Ahern serves as deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategic and tactical systems, working under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Ahern’s office is responsible for portfolio management, technical and programmatic evaluation and functional oversight of the Defense Department‘s strategic and tactical programs. Before joining …

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Navy Undersecretary Robert Work Announces Departure

Navy Undersecretary Robert Work told a Surface Navy Association symposium audience Thursday it would be the last time he addresses them as undersecretary, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes Work announced his plans to leave his position in response to an audience question at the Arlington, Va. forum but …

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Profile: Rick Holgate, ATF CIO

Rick Holgate serves as assistant director for science and technology and chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He is responsible for strategy, planning, managing and delivering information technology and information services, financial investigative services and laboratory services throughout the ATF. Holgate, a public and …

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Report: WH Indicates Desire for Sequestration Repeal

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicated Tuesday the president wants to eliminate the $500 billion automatic cut to defense spending under sequestration, Defense News reports. John Bennett writes Carney was not specific regarding the timing of when President Barack Obama would discuss eliminating the sequester with Congress. Carney said …

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House, Senate Negotiators Reach Defense Bill Deal

House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a compromise version of a defense authorization act for fiscal year 2013, which Defense News reports allocates $631 billion in funding for the Pentagon. The goal was to iron out differences between both chambers’ bills and get a final bill to …

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CNN: DNI Jim Clapper Staying On

Jim Clapper has told colleagues he will remain as director of national intelligence, CNN reports. Citing a senior U.S. official, Barbara Starr reports the intelligence community began learning of Clapper’s decision Monday and said he will stay in the DNI post for the “foreseeable future.” President Barack Obama asked Clapper …

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