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The Army's senior leaders have made clear for months that their service's end strength will have to decrease as a result of budget pressure. But the cutbacks can't be only to personnel. Some of the Army's major modernization priorities will have to be sidelined, at least for now.
With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the nation's nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems that raise questions about nuclear security.
On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss cuts made by Congress to the defense budget, and the winners and losers in this budget battle.
January 23, 2014
A new Government Accountability Office report says that the Defense Department's oversight of conference spending is consistent with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.
The Pentagon has approved a new policy that will allow troops to seek waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices. The new police took effect Wednesday, and the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis, according to defense officials.
Pentagon Solutions listens to Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, speak at the Surface Navy Association's annual convention
The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.
TRICARE, the military family health care provider, is set to close 189 of its U.S. customer service centers. Customers will be able to access all of the same services online or by telephone.
The Pentagon says it's sending Iraq another installment of small arms and ammunition requested by Baghdad as it battles al-Qaida militants for control of Fallujah and other key cities in Anbar province. A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that Iraq will be receiving the extra arms and ammunition "very shortly." Army Col. Steve Warren declined to say whether Washington is considering using U.S. troops to train Iraqi forces.
The European Union is expected soon send up to 1,000 soldiers to help stabilize Central African Republic. It would be the EU's first major army operation in six years. Reuters says, "the intervention by the 28-nation bloc comes after a senior U.N. official warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a more robust international response to communal bloodshed."
34 Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their certification in what is believed to be the largest such breach of integrity in the nuclear force. The Associated Press reports, some of the officers shared answers to a monthly test on their knowledge of how to operate the missiles via text message. Others may have known about it but did not report it. The cheating was discovered during a drug investigation that involves 11 Air Force officers at several bases in the U.S. and the U.K.
Weakness in the private-sector economy has let the Pentagon spend fewer dollars on recruiting efforts over the past several years. It still beat its targets for both the quantity and quality of new enlistees and officers it brings into its ranks. But officials believe things could get more difficult.
Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said while the budget agreement adds money back to DoD's overall spending capacity in 2014 and 2015, the deal still doesn't plug holes in the Pentagon's research funding. Kendall estimated R&D funding will drop by as much as 20 percent compared to the department's initial requests.
Gordon Adams, professor of International Relations at American University, distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center and former associate director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget joins host Francis Rose.
The platform, called Acropolis, is initially being used only for network operations and cybersecurity data, but officials plan to expand it to help solve big data challenges around financial and acquisition information.
Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
January 14, 2014
President Barack Obama says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is a good friend and he did an outstanding job while at the Pentagon. He's was responding to questions about Gates' book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," saying that his administration's policy in Afghanistan was the right one. In his book, Gates questions Obama's commitment to his war policy and talks about discontent among the team that made key decisions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama says that part of his job as commander in chief is to, quote, "sweat the details" on policies that send men and women into harms' way.
Responding to criticism of NSA surveillance by the New America Foundation, ODNI spokesman Mike Birmingham says "As intelligence officials and congressional intelligence overseers have said, the bulk metadata program is a valuable tool for discovering potential links between terrorists abroad and those in the U.S. with whom they collaborate." But Birmingham says, "it's important to keep the program in perspective. This is one of many programs the Intelligence Community uses to identify, track, and disrupt the activities of our adversaries, including terrorists."
Pentagon to GOP senator: Budget cuts for military retirees also affects survivor benefits
Dave Bowen, the director of health care IT and CIO of the Defense Health Agency, joined Federal News Radio for an online chat on Monday, Jan. 13. View the archived discussion now.