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Both houses of Congress deal blows to DoD's cost-cutting proposals

The House passed its version of the annual defense authorization bill Thursday, while the Senate's is still a work in progress. Both versions mostly shun DoD's proposals to cut costs during sequestration.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , Carl Levin , James Inhofe , Buck McKeon , sequestration , DoD , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:32am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: NDAA takes shape, DoD's budget plans under sequestration

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Joint Information Environment

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:46pm EDT

DoD's 2015 budget envisions smaller military with less generous benefits

The Pentagon says its spending plan acknowledges defense spending is on a downward trajectory, and reduces force structure in order to balance other priorities such as readiness. If sequestration stays in place, the calculus will change, Defense officials say.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , readiness , workforce , BRAC , Chuck Hagel , Rob Wittman , House Armed Service Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:35am EST
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Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Susan Collins , service contracting , House , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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Lawmakers push bill on handling terrorist suspects

Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado introduced legislation that would repeal provisions of the defense bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 31.

Tags: Barack Obama , DoD , Defense Authorization Act , al-Qaida , FBI , Mark Udall , counterterrorism , House Armed Services Committee

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 09:43pm EST

DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Robert Hale , Mike Conaway , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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In budget talks, DoD ‘not the holdup'

The chairman and the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee are determined to find a near-term way to pass a Defense Department budget, and not merely a continuing resolution, for fiscal year 2011, the panel's top Democrat said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , management , DoD budget , continuing resolution , budget , Mike McCord , Buck McKeon , Robert Gates , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 12:12pm EST
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