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Study Finds Combat Zone Tax Benefits Based On Rank

A recent study found the Defense Department does not have enough authority to offer its personnel with bonuses or incentives for service in combat zones, GovExec reports. The White House commissioned the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation to evaluate pay of Pentagon personnel. Thomas Bush, study director, told writer Amanda Palleschi …

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Pentagon Names Jennifer Napper Cybercom Plans, Policy Head

The Defense Department has appointed Army Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper director of plans and policy at U.S. Cyber Command, AOL Defense reports. She is scheduled to leave her position as head of Army Network Enterprise Technology Command at Fort Huachuca, where she is credited with facilitating the consolidation of Army …

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Carl Levin: Sequestration Not Happening In January

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) is optimistic that there will be no automatic budget cuts in January, Defense News reports. According to Rick Maze, Levin said that between 80 and 90 percent of Congress wants to prevent sequestration. Levin said that before the upcoming election, Congress should …

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Panetta Wants Senate Support For Pentagon 2013 Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently asked a Senate panel to support the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2013, the American Forces Press Service reports. Panetta told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense that the DoD’s budget request are based on the military spending projections from department leaders. Some of …

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Buck McKeon Highlights Sequestration, Job Losses In Column

A million jobs across government and industry are on the line because of impending defense budget cuts under sequestration, a top House lawmaker recently said. In a column for Investors.com, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the White House and Congress need to resolve the …

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Report: Panetta Discussing Tech Sharing In India

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in New Delhi, India for a two-day visit to discuss the country’s role in transferring technology and co-producing military equipment, reports Marcus Weisgerber for Defense News. Panetta arrived in India on Tuesday for his first visit as defense secretary and his visit to India is …

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GAO Shows Concern On Pentagon IT System Management

The Government Accountability Office released a report concluding that the Defense Department uses a high-risk method to manage its business information technology systems, David Perera reports for FierceGovernment IT. According to the June 1 audit, the Pentagon’s challenges include its practice of confirming and approving business system modernization projects worth …

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