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Military sex assault bill gains steam in Congress

The Military Justice Improvement Act would shift the decision to prosecute sexual assault cases from the chain of command to independent military lawyers. A recently released DoD IG report also recommends changes in the investigation process.

Tags: DoD , Kristen Gillibrand , Rand Paul , Ted Cruz , Mazie Hirono , inspector general , Military Justice Improvement Act , sexual assault , Senate Armed Services Committee , management , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 04:28pm EDT

Regulatory czar nominee pledges to speed up review process

President Barack Obama's pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) pledged to clear up delays in the regulatory process if confirmed by the Senate. Appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, Howard Shelanski said improving the timeliness of OIRA's work -- which has come in for criticism from Republican lawmakers and transparency groups, alike -- is among his top priorities.

Tags: Congress , Senate , management , regulations , Howard Shelanski , Public Citizen , OIRA , OMB , Rob Portman , Unified Agenda , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT
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Senate committee wants to know DoD's 2014 sequestration plan

The top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee have called on the Defense Department to detail how it will cut billions more from its budget if sequestration continues into next year. In a letter dated May 2, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the committee, asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide a "package of reductions" to the department's proposed 2014 budget.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , Senate , DoD budget , James Inhofe , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 04:35pm EDT
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