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Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, a member of the Defense Business Board, said the decimation of contracting officers, program managers and others have put the military at a disadvantage in spending hundreds of billions of dollars. He said the answer to their problem is simple but hard to implement: a comprehensive plan to improve the acquisition workforce.
The Defense Department chief information officer needs more clout when it comes to implementing cloud computing, according to an advisory committee consisting of industry executives.
Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.
Tags: DoD , Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , military retirement , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott , Jared Serbu
The Defense Business Board, which advises Defense Secretary Gates, is preparing its final report on DoD's National Security Personnel System. The current, NSPS has drawn the ire of labor unions, who want to see workers back in the tried and true GS classification system. Both the President and OPM director John Berry, favor some type of "pay for performance". The DBB is expected to deliver its final NSPS report before Labor Day.
NSPS task force member discusses upcoming review with FederalNewsRadio
Defense still will have money in pay pools for performance-based increases or bonuses. Secretary Gates says he decided to make the raises equal because of ongoing review of NSPS.
NSPS task force to get down into pay for performance weeds. Defense and OPM team up to announce a new task force to lead the way.