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DoD's 2015 budget envisions smaller military with less generous benefits

The Pentagon says its spending plan acknowledges defense spending is on a downward trajectory, and reduces force structure in order to balance other priorities such as readiness. If sequestration stays in place, the calculus will change, Defense officials say.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , readiness , workforce , BRAC , Rob Wittman , Adam Smith , House Armed Service Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:35am EST
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Obama nominates Bob Work to be No. 2 at DoD

Robert Work will return to the Defense Department for a third tour of duty. He was in the Marines for 27 years and served almost four years as undersecretary of the Navy.

Tags: people , DoD , Robert Work , Christine Fox , Center for New American Security , Jason Miller , Navy

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:59pm EST

Air Force secretary sees 'systemic' problems in nuclear workforce

Air Force's new civilian leader returns from tour of the service's nuclear sites with a dim assessment of the workforce's leader development and training culture. In 60 days, the service will recommend an action plan to the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , workforce , Deborah Lee James , Air Force Association , training , management , oversight , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 03:50am EST
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Hagel ordering full review of nuclear force

With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the nation's nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems that raise questions about nuclear security.

Tags: Defense Department , nuclear force , security , oversight

Friday - 01/24/2014, 04:20am EST

DoD's progress in reducing sexual assaults at military academies unclear

The number of reported sexual assaults declined at the Air Force Academy and West Point, and increased slightly at the U.S. Naval Academy. But DoD officials can't determine whether that reflects an increase or decrease of actual crimes.

Tags: DoD , sexual assault , DMDC , Jeffrey Snow , Elizabeth Van Winkle , Alan Metzler , Jared Serbu , SAPRO

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:12am EST
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Lawmakers enshrine Pentagon HQ cost-cutting into law

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already set about implementing a plan to cut $1 billion from the Defense Department's budget by consolidating and reorganizing top Pentagon offices, but lawmakers want to hold his feet to the fire. The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress Dec. 19 enshrines DoD's ambitious cost-cutting and streamlining plan into law.

Tags: DoD , budget , National Defense Authorization Act , Congress , Michael Donley , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:11pm EST

Hagel shakes up Pentagon's organizational chart, hopes for $1B in savings

The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , budget , reorganization , workforce , management , deputy chief management officer , chief information officer , Sharon Burke , Jared Serbu , Martin Dempsey

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:30pm EST
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In Depth Show Blog - December 4, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Sharon Burke , Ed Meagher , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 04:28pm EST

Carter steps down, Fox appointed new acting deputy DoD secretary

As Ashton Carter leaves the Pentagon as its deputy defense secretary, the long-time public servant criticizes the political divisiveness in Washington as being detrimental to the readiness of U.S. forces.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Martin Dempsey , DoD , people , Christine Fox , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 12:31pm EST
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