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No more motivational speakers, musicians or promotional swag. The Defense Department is banning entertainment-related expenses at its conferences, according to a new memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
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Tags: Stephen Fuller , Aerospace Industries Association , sequestration , DoD , congress , House Armed Services Committe , Budget Control Act , budget , Congressional Research Service , John McCain , Marion Blakey , Jeffrey Zients ,
Agencies should not change their spending plans for this year or next, but need to start assessing which programs would be impacted by automatic sequestration cuts if Congress doesn't cancel them, OMB acting Director Jeff Zients told Congress Wednesday.
With election season in full swing, the Defense Department has published a a list of Dos and Don'ts for military voters participating in the November election, according to an article on Army.mil.
Legislation requiring Defense Department to disclose budget-cutting contingency plans would be attached to 'every bill that walks'
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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.
A year and a half after embarking on a strategy designed to get more bang for DoD's acquisition bucks, the Pentagon is still struggling to instill the idea that programs should be managed to what they should cost, rather than what they cost today.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.