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Bill Greenwalt, fellow, American Enterprise Institute

A six-step plan for acquisition reform for the Defense Department.

Tags: Bill Greenwalt , acquisition , DoD , In Depth , acquisition reform

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:37pm EDT
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From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs

In an open letter to congressional leaders and to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a broad array of military scholars argue the cost of running the Pentagon bureaucracy soon will crowd out the spending necessary to fight and win wars.

Tags: DoD , budget , military compensation , BRAC , workforce , Jared Serbu , Larry Korb , Gordon Adams , Center for American Progress , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , Brookings Institution , David Berteau , Mackenzie Eaglen ,

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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DoD in denial about budget future, experts say

Defense budget watchers say despite abundant evidence to the contrary, the Pentagon appears to believe it will eventually get most of its funding wishes over the coming few years. "Whether [sequestration] stays in place for nine more years is an open question, but it's certainly going to be in place for the foreseeable future," said Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , budget , Stimson Center , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Mackenzie Eaglen , Todd Harrison , Gordon Adams , Clark Murdock , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/25/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Next few weeks critical to defining DoD in second Obama term

"Fog bank" of threatened automatic spending cuts makes predicting Defense policy under a re-elected President Obama difficult. But experts agree DoD is likely to take more cuts, with or without sequestration.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , DoD , Leon Panetta , George Little , sequestration , Todd Harrison , Tom Donnelly , Russell Rumbaugh , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/09/2012, 05:50am EST
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Senators press DoD to reveal more details on sequestration

Legislation requiring Defense Department to disclose budget-cutting contingency plans would be attached to 'every bill that walks'

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , sequestration , Kelly Ayotte , Steven Bucci , Heritage Foundation , Brookings Institution , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Michael O

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:11am EDT
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In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2

Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay debate , workforce , Andrew Biggs , Rex Facer , Federal Salary Council , CBO , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:24am EDT
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DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , acquisition , TRICARE , Ashton Carter , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Outside experts see White House merger plan hitting choppy waters

There's waste and confusion among the six trade- and business-focused agencies that the White House wants to consolidate. That's the conclusion of four panelists who debated the merits of the proposed merger at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market Washington think tank. They disagreed, however, on the best solution.

Tags: workforce , management , SBA , Commerce , USTR , federal reorganization , consolidation , Chamber of Commerce , Center for American Progress , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:39pm EST
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CBO: Feds earn 16 percent more in pay, benefits than private-sector workers

Federal employees are paid 16 percent more in total compensation a combination of pay and benefits than their private-sector counterparts, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report. The pay and benefits gap was not evident across the board, but stratified by educational attainment.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , pay , Congress , CBO , Federal Salary Council , BLS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:49pm EST

Experts say administration proposal puts FEHB on the ropes

The White House wants to carve out the prescription drug piece and give OPM the ability to negotiate prices through a third party. But experts say this change would cost employees more money and be the first step toward dismantling the entire Federal Employee Health Benefit program.

Tags: James Morrison , Jackie Simon , Joseph Antos , pay and benefits , Walt Francis , FEHB , OPM , AFGE , supercommittee , prescription drug benefit , Jason Miller , USPS

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:20am EST
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