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Sequestration effects becoming clear for DoD

DoD's operations and maintenance accounts will likely be hit first if sequestration goes into effect. Unlike its procurement and research and development activities, which can continue to function on funds obligated in prior years, O&M dollars generally get spent right away. In preparation for sequestration, the Pentagon has already let go of tens of thousands of temporary hires and is drawing up a contingency plan for one-day-a-week furloughs. Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter says the unpaid furloughs would begin in April and continue through the remainder of the fiscal year if sequestration is not avoided.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , CSIS , DoD budget , Gordon Adams , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , David Berteau , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/28/2013, 05:31am EST
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Who will stay and who will go in Obama's second term?

President Barack Obama is gearing up for a second term in office, but some members of his Cabinet are on their way out, experts tell Federal News Radio. The legwork for these top- tier changes and others is already in motion behind-the-scenes.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , Cabinet , Robert Hess , Martha Joynt Kumar , Towson University , Jolie Lee , State , DoD , DHS , OMB , Justice , Treasury

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:50pm EST
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Open, transparent government efforts merit more progress needed

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution joins Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Darrell West , Open government , Open Government Directive , Obama Impact , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:38am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: DoD strategy, Air-Sea Battle and sequestration

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, discussed the Obama administration's revised defense strategy, which indicated a shift toward the Asia Pacific region and the Air-Sea Battle concept of overseas military operations.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , sequestration , Air-Sea Battle , DoD strategy

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 06:50pm EDT
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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 , Ashton Carter , American Enterprise Institute , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Michael O

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:11am EDT
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In Depth - May 7

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 , Roger Waldron , mythbusting , John Villasenor , cybersecurity , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 01:44am EDT

On the show today - April 27

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 ,

Saturday - 04/28/2012, 01:00am EDT

On the show today - April 6

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 , Fergus Hanson , Lowry Institute , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Patti Titus , Symantec , retirement , data breach , Rick Kiernan , GSA , Jeff Denham

Friday - 04/06/2012, 06:11pm EDT

Senate committee seeks expert testimony on DoD budget

The Senate Budget Committee examined the FY 2013 budget request for the Defense Department Tuesday. Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said providing funding for national security is the "single most important responsibility" of lawmakers and the government. Three expert witnesses also testified.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Kent Conrad , DoD , budget , Senate Budget Committee , James Carafano , Heritage Foundation , David Barno , defense

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:02pm EST

National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , Reserve , TRICARE , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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