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DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Michael Donley , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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DoD Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter on DoD fiscal challenges ahead

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed the budget challenges facing the Defense Department and how Pentagon leaders plan to manage through the "era of fiscal uncertainty" in a speech at the National Press Club May 7. Francis played highlights from Carter's speech on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions ,

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 06:36pm EDT
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Sequestration forcing DoD's acquisition programs into 'damage limitation' mode

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said he's planning day-to-day, not year-to-year because of sequestration's indiscriminate cuts and political uncertainty over DoD's budget. In 2014, there will be more opportunities to prioritize, but spending reductions also will lead to cancellation of contracts and downsizing of the military and civilian workforce.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , sequestration , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , McAleese & Associates , Credit Suisse , industry , budget

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:46am EDT
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DoD's recovery from sequestration-related cuts will take months, years

With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Chuck Hagel , industry , acquisition , Air Force , Army , Navy , training , workforce , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:21am EST
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OMB to Congress: Sequestration impact 'real,' but furloughs not immediate

Obama administration officials are painting a bleak picture of how federal agencies would fare under sequestration, the automatic budget cuts slated to go into effect in two weeks. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard testimony from several Obama administration officials about the consequences of the cuts, which are set to take effect March 1. However, Danny Werfel, controller of the Office of Management and Budget, emphasized to the committee that employee furloughs would not be immediate.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Senate Appropriations Committee , Barbara Mikulski , Danny Werfel , sequestration , OMB , furloughs , Jack Moore

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 05:50pm EST
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Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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DoD details furloughs under sequestration

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said employees furloughed because of sequestration would lose one day of work per week for the remainder of the budget year, which ends in September. DoD already is eliminating 46,000 temporary civilian workers in anticipation of budget cuts.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , workforce ,

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:16pm EST

Better Buying Power 2.0 - Livetweeting the release of DoD's new acquisition strategy

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller live-tweeted the remarks from Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall who unveiled the new acquisition strategy.

Tags: Better Buying Power , acquisition , DoD , Frank Kendall ,

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 05:15pm EST
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