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2016 budget aims to 'arrest' deterioration in military facilities

Nearly a quarter of the military's facilities are rated as in "poor" condition; another 7 percent are failing. Officials say their 2016 budget would begin to dig out of billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance needs.

Tags: DoD , Facilities , sequestration , Congress , John Conger , Miranda Ballentine , Katherine Hammack , Dennis McGinn , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 08:51am EST
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DoD likely to lean on overseas accounts for sequestration safety valve

The Obama administration already has made clear that it will request a budget Monday which violates the automatic spending caps in existing law. But for DoD, the war accounts, which are exempt from the caps, may serve as a backup plan.

Tags: DoD , budget , 2016 budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Robert Work , cybersecurity , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Center for New American Security , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:24am EST

The US at risk of coercion

How will the Budget Control Act impact national security? "We will no longer be immune from coercion," said Joint Chief's Chairman General Martin Dempsey, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum. Dempsey borrowed the original quote by Creighton Edwards in 1974 to illustrate concerns about how budget cuts will affect the U.S. Moving forward, Dempsey said, "if we stay on this path, we will no longer be as immune as you think we should be."

Tags: Martin Dempsey , Aspen Security Forum , Creighton Edwards , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 09:03am EDT

Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , John McHugh , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , Readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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Congress made the cuts, not the President

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss cuts made by Congress to the defense budget, and the winners and losers in this budget battle.
January 23, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , DoD budget , Congress , military acquisition programs , defense contracting , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Robert Levinson , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:25pm EST
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Hale: No more cuts to DoD furlough days for FY2013

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale told In Depth with Francis Rose Friday the Defense Department will not be cutting any more furlough days for Fiscal 2013. Now, DoD is waiting for Congress to finish marking up the president's budget request. If it fails to do that before Oct. 1, Hale said his agency may be forced to trim $52 billion from next year's budget to offset automatic cuts from the Budget Control Act.

Tags: Robert Hale , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , budget , Michael OConnell , In Depth , workforce

Friday - 08/09/2013, 03:37pm EDT
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Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , hiring , furloughs , budget , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

OMB, DoD remain mum on sequestration's impact on specific programs

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.

Tags: Congress , OMB , budget , sequestration , Jeffrey Zients , Ashton Carter , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Jared Serbu , DoD

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 06:09am EDT
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Civilian workforce faces brutal consequences under sequestration

Civilian agency payrolls would be most vulnerable under automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. A new AIA and George Mason University study claims 229,000 non-defense federal jobs would be eliminated.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , workforce , pay and benefits , Marion Blakey , Aerospace Industries Association , Stephen Fuller , George Mason University , Jeanne Shaheen , Kelly Ayotte , Gordon Adams , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:07am EDT
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