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Influential African-American women write to Hagel

Sixteen black female members of Congress are pushing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to change Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. The Associated Press reports the members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who are women of color." They say that references in the rules calling hairstyles worn mostly by black women "unkempt" and "matted" are offensive and show a lack of "cultural sensitivity."

Tags: DoD , Congressional Black Caucus , military , hairstyles

Friday - 04/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. By 2016, the Pentagon should have 6,000 cyber professionals.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , workforce ,

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:00am EDT

Pentagon reviews find Navy Yard shootings were preventable

Newly-released results of three parallel investigations into last September's Washington Navy Yard shootings point to serious gaps in the government's own security process. But the Navy's review finds the killings could have been prevented if the shooter's employer had disclosed troubling details about his recent behavior.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , security clearances , The Experts , HP Enterprise Services , Paul Stockton , John Richardson , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, former assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force

As the combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, the awards process is up for review.

Tags: Richard Newton , Air Force ,

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:24am EDT
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Even defense hawks are pessimistic about DoD 2015 request for extra funds

The Obama administration says the Defense Department needs an additional $26 billion in excess of next year's Defense spending caps in order to carry out DoD's mission. But even the staunchest defenders of the Pentagon budget on Capitol Hill acknowledge that the extra funding is unlikely to materialize.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , Martin Dempsey , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/07/2014, 03:52am EST
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Pentagon, Senate lawmakers already at odds over 2015 budget cuts

DoD's cost savings proposals for 2015 and beyond include something for every lawmaker to hate. The process of selling the budget on Capitol Hill officially kicked off Wednesday, and the reception was not exceptionally warm.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , Senate Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:12am EST
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The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Tags: acquisition , DoD budget , Defense Secretary , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Admiral James Winnefeld , Joint Chiefs of Staff , procurement , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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DoD ties another round of BRAC to sizable civilian personnel cuts

Defense Department officials said reducing and realigning bases and depots will help them achieve more savings that can be put toward readiness. Acting Defense Deputy Secretary Christine Fox said this round of BRAC would be different than in 2005.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , workforce , Congress , Christine Fox , Robert Hale , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 04:06am EST
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Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

Tags: DoD , Army , Alayne Conway , workforce

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 09:20am EST

DoD nominees face scrutiny over Pentagon plan to shrink compensation costs

Just a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed reductions in military end-strength and shrinking compensation costs as part of next year's budget plan, a slate of nominees to lead key offices at the Pentagon faced congressional scrutiny.

Tags: Senate , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Robert Work , Mike McCord , DoD audit , LCS , John McCain , Carl Levin

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:29pm EST
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