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Chuck Hagel Outlines Pentagon’s Primary Reform Areas

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled six areas of focus for a Pentagon-wide reform effort as part of budget and strategic planning, Defense News reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the department aims to redefine its guidelines for troop deployment, training and weapons acquisition. Other domains for potential reform include institutional reform, …

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Report: Pentagon Plans Combatant Command Realignment

The Defense Department might consolidate and reorganize its combatant commands throughout the globe as sequestration and other budget cuts in the federal government continue, Military Times reported Sunday. Marcus Weisgerber, writes the Pentagon could close down down two combatant commands and eight service-supporting commands, as well as combine its Northern and Southern …

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GAO: Strategic Sourcing Could Help Govt Save $50B Per Year

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says strategic sourcing initiatives could generate at least $50 billion in annual savings for the U.S. government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Cory Bennett writes GAO says the government allocates $537 billion per year to support federal acquisition programs and only a fraction of …

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Report: Pentagon Mulls Future of IED Organization

The Defense Department has started to weigh its options on the future of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber and Joe Gould write the move comes as latest version of the defense authorization bill unveiled last month requires the Pentagon to present an …

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Rep. John Barrow Files Bill to Extend DoD Furlough Immunity

Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., has proposed exempting all defense civilians from sequestration-induced furloughs, Government Executive reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that at the Pentagon, only active-duty personnel are currently exempt. The report said the lawmaker filed the bill on Monday, the first day of forced unpaid leaves for about 650,000 …

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Pentagon: US-Afghanistan Security Pact Talks Alive

Discussions continue between the United States and Afghanistan to hammer out a bilateral security agreement, including U.S. military presence in the country, ahead of the White House’s planned 2014 Afghan drawdown, the American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes that Defense Press Secretary George Little assured the talks …

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