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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

FAA promises to do more homework for future realignment decisions

Agency aims for better metrics to guide future facility closings, consolidations. The FAA has about two weeks to submit a report to Congress with recommendations to close facilities.

Tags: FAA , NextGen , workforce , management , David Grizzle , Air Traffic Organization , Paul Rinaldi , National Association of Air Traffic Controllers , Department of Transportation , inspectors general , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/01/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Greener bases depend on future BRAC rounds

The creation of sustainable installations will be largely dependent on future base realignment and closures or BRAC, said Dr. Dorothy Robyn, the department's deputy undersecretary for installations and environment.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , DoD , green government , military bases , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:48pm EDT
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Senator's opposition kills BRAC request

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voiced her opposition Wednesday to the Defense Department's latest BRAC request, effectively killing the measure.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Senate , Congress , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:47am EDT

DoD asks Congress for more BRAC

Department of Defense officials told Congress that if they can't close military bases, they'll have to take more money out of forces, training and modernization.

Tags: DoD , Dorothy Robyn , DoD Update

Friday - 03/09/2012, 08:46am EST

What's happening in the federal job market?

ClearanceJobs.com managing director Evan Lesser will talk about how the government job market is changing.
March 2, 2012(Encore presentation March 16, 2012)

Tags: workforce , budget cuts , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , DoD , DoD cuts , federal hiring , defense contractors , troop withdrawals , Iraq and Afghanistan , cybersecurity , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:33pm EST
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Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , James Inhofe , Mac Thornberry , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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