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New BRAC round hits dead end

The Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee approved legislation rejecting the Pentagon's request to shutter installations and facilities in the United States that are no longer needed.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jeanne Shaheen

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 07:40pm EDT

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 , 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 , American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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DoD's military construction budget appears safe from sequestration cuts

Funding reductions in 2013 appropriations act are sufficient to protect military construction accounts from further sequestration cuts, but funds used for upkeep on existing buildings are severely impacted.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Senate Appropriations Commitee , military construction , Robert Hale , John Conger , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:32am EDT
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DoD's BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Kelly Ayotte , Jeanne Shaheen , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , John Conger , Jared Serbu , management , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , sequestration , Jamie Morin , green government , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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DoD cuts ribbon on centralized medical headquarters

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new Defense Health Headquarters in Virginia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Army , Navy , Air Force ,

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:11am EDT

Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Joseph Westphal , Army , DoD , budget , PTSD , sequestration , Congress , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Panetta throws in the towel on 2013 base closures

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it's now clear another round of BRAC isn't in the cards in the immediate future, but maintains it will be necessary to keep a "balanced force."

Tags: DoD , Congress , Leon Panetta , Jared Serbu , Office of Economic Adjustment

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:17am EDT
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In Depth interviews - July 9

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Lynne Mofenson , NIH , Service to America Medals , Gregory Conti , West Point , Brian Lepore , GAO ,

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 01:32am EDT

BRAC cost 67 percent more than DoD's original estimates, GAO finds

The BRAC Commission of 2005 had estimated one- time costs would be $21 billion. The actual cost was $35.1 billion. In contrast, DoD spent $25 billion for the four previous BRAC rounds combined, GAO said.

Tags: DoD , GAO , budget

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 03:44pm EDT
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