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DoD Sequestration News

Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts

To troops and furloughed Defense civilians, Hagel offers empathy but no hope for budget help

Monday - 07/22/2013, 02:30pm EDT

Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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DoD getting down to brass tacks with 2014 sequestration cuts

The military's two top ranking officers said in a Senate confirmation hearing that the department has been working on the plan for the past two weeks and should complete it by October.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 06:39am EDT

Hagel orders 20 percent budget cuts within top DoD offices

The budget reductions for Pentagon staff and top military brass are targeted for the 2015-2019 timeframe. Pentagon spokesman George Little says personnel reductions associated with these savings will be determined during the development of detailed execution plans.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 09:29pm EDT

Sequestration Q&A: Who are the DoD civilians exempted from furloughs?

Furloughs for some 650,000 Defense Department civilian employees kicked in last week.Still, about 15 percent of the civilian workforce is exempt from furloughs. In this Q&A, Pat Tamburrino, chief of staff to the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, discusses federal furlough exemptions and DoD decision-making.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:12pm EDT
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Will DoD's 2014 sequestration plan jolt Congress into action?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel put the ball in Congress' court this week when he released details of how the Pentagon would manage billions of dollars in cuts if sequestration continues into fiscal 2014 and beyond. But, there's not yet anything close to a winning strategy in Congress to avert or replace the automatic budget cuts.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:31pm EDT
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Hagel warns of possible DoD layoffs in 2014 if sequestration continues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Congress that if spending caps continue under sequestration, marked cuts in DoD's budget would possibly lead to reductions in force. Hagel also said there could be severe cuts in operations and maintenance.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 07:44pm EDT

DoD says it has legal authority to furlough working capital fund employees

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale says the Pentagon has the legal authority to furlough DoD civilians paid out of working-capital funds. Hale was responding to an earlier letter from Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), and more than two dozen other lawmakers, who wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month requesting the legal rationale for furloughing working-capital fund employees.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 05:56pm EDT

Furloughs have feds singing the sequestration blues

Furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees officially kicked off this week. That has many employees singing the blues -- literally.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:58pm EDT

House members push to let PTO offset sequester cuts

House members with constituents impacted by budget cuts to the Patent and Trademark Office and Department of Defense are taking steps to ease the effect of sequestration and furloughs.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:34pm EDT

Pentagon civilian workers face first of 11 furlough days today

Approximately 85 percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce -- more than 650,000 employees -- will be staying home Monday, as the first of DoD's cost-cutting furlough days goes into effect. The furloughs were put in place to offset automatic, across-the-board spending cuts implemented by sequestration. DoD estimates the furloughs will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:32am EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

July 4th fireworks scrapped at a number of bases

Budget cuts mean quiet celebration as July 4th marked without fireworks at some military bases

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 03:12am EDT

DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases by 2017 to reduce spending as wars end

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:20am EDT

Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 05:50am EDT

DoD assures Congress contractors will share in the pain of sequestration

The Defense Department is examining all of its contracts as part of the reductions necessary under automatic budget cuts. Reductions to contractors, not civilians, will make up "the majority" of the cost savings.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Pentagon preparing 2014 spending plan that factors in sequestration

By July 1, the Pentagon will provide the Senate Armed Services Committee its plan for managing reduced fiscal 2014 budget levels, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a speech Wednesday. The committee had asked DoD to provide a list of spending reductions after the White House submitted a budget proposal for next fiscal year that simply ignored sequestration, ostensibly in the hope that the automatic budget cuts would be canceled or otherwise avoided in 2014.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:07pm EDT

Tons of cocaine entering U.S. due to sequestration cuts, rear admiral says

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles Michel, director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that cuts from sequestration are limiting the resources available to stop large amounts of cocaine from entering the country.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 11:38am EDT
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Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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