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Jack Holt

Jack Holt serves as a public affairs planner in the Defense Department’s Defense Media Activity. He previously headed the Defense Department’s “new media” strategies as a senior strategist for emerging media for DMA. The emerging media office was created by the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review — the Pentagon’s four-year planning …

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Agency Budgets on the Chopping Block; DoD, VA Spared

Many federal agency budgets are being put on the chopping block in what Federal Times calls the “first round of congressional jockeying” over fiscal year 2012 budgets. The House Appropriations Committee has been wielding the budget axe most prolifically; it’s spending blueprint would cut discretionary spending by $30 billion, or …

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Obama Officially Nominates Panetta, Petraeus to New Posts

President Barack Obama has sent the nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be defense secretary and Army Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta’s post at CIA to the Senate for confirmation, the Defense Department reports. Obama first announced the national security personnel shakeup April 28. Defense Secretary Robert M. …

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Report: Agencies Looking Inward for Efficiencies

In the search to squeeze more savings out of the federal government, agencies are increasingly looking inward. But are they successful in the search for efficiencies? A new report by MeriTalk, the government-IT network, and software provider SAS details the responses of 150 federal officials — financial, operational and performance …

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