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CBO: DoD Could Save $6B Through Military-to-Civilian Post Replacement

A Congressional Budget Office report says the Defense Department could generate annual savings of up to $5.7 billion if DoD replaces a number of uniformed soldiers doing support functions with civilian staff. CBO said Dec. 2 the value is based on a method that would have the department change 80,000 of about 340,000 military positions into …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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Eric Smith Named Senior Military Assistant to Ashton Carter

U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Eric Smith, formerly a senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, has been appointed as senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Corey Dickstein writes Smith will succeed U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis. Smith previously served …

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Ashton Carter: Service Branches Open All Positions to Women From January

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said women who meet designated standards will be allowed to fill any military position or occupation by January 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter made the announcement through a memorandum issued to military departments’ secretaries and service chiefs. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and …

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Jon Rymer to Resign as Pentagon IG in January

Jon Rymer, inspector general at the Defense Department, will step down from his post by Jan. 8 as he plans a return to the financial industry, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes that Glenn Fine, principal deputy IG at the Pentagon, will hold the IG role in an acting capacity …

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