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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

DoD braces for a future of degraded military readiness

Pentagon leaders have spent the past two years warning Congress that sequestration would severely hamper the ability to deploy military forces to contingencies around the world. With no apparent relief in sight from the cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it's time to start thinking about making the best of a bad situation.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , readiness , pay and benefits , Mike Hostage , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , management , CSIS

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:00am EST
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Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he was "offended, outraged and embarrassed" the government shutdown prevented DoD from providing death benefits for its service members.

Tags: DoD , Fisher House Foundation , pay and benefits , government shutdown

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 04:20pm EDT

DoD to bring back most employees from shutdown furlough

The Defense Department says it's decided it has the legal authority to bring most of its civilian workforce back from furlough even as a government shutdown persists. But the Pentagon warned that unless the shutdown ends soon, many of those employees will have nothing to do.

Tags: DoD , government shutdown , furloughs , Congress , pay and benefits , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 09:01pm EDT

DoD orders most furloughed civilian employees back to work

The Defense Department is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

Tags: government shutdown , DoD , DoD civilian workforce , furloughs

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 04:19pm EDT

DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , workforce , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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