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Army on track to auditablity and oversight

Jim Watkins, the Army's director of accountability and audit readiness, says the Army wants to demonstrate to taxpayers that they're good stewards of the resources that taxpayers have provided.

Tags: Jim Watkins , Army , budget , Federal Drive , Government Management Reform Act ,

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 11:53am EST
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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD budget , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TRICARE , acquisition workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , sequestration , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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Will DoD budget, strategy speed sequestration cuts?

Travis Sharp, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the defense budget. Sharp argued that the new budget and the accompanying strategy may actually make the automatic sequestration cuts, set to begin in January 2013, easier for Congress to swallow.

Tags: budget , management , 2013 budget , Travis Sharp , CNAS , sequestration , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/13/2012, 07:00pm EST
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Pay, benefits changes part of 2013 DoD budget

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss pay and benefits proposals in the fiscal-year 2013 budget request unveiled Monday. CSBA has been surveying service members on how they view their benefits.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , CSBA , Todd Harrison , In Depth , Francis Rose , 2013 budget

Monday - 02/13/2012, 06:52pm EST
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Utah soldiers training in Africa

Soldiers from the 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, Fort Douglas, Utah, are in North Africa this week --in Mali sharing their expertise with their Malian medical defense forces counterparts. The annual-joint-aerial-delivery exercise, hosted by U.S. Army Africa, brings together U.S. Army personnel with militaries in Africa to enhance air drop capabilities and ensure effective delivery of military resupply materials and humanitarian aid. Doctors and medics from both militaries are seizing this unique opportunity to expand on training.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:10am EST

DoD website tracks contractor R&D spending

Ronald Kurjanowicz, director of strategy for defense research and engineering in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller about how DoD hopes the rules will help DoD do a better job of leveraging industry's capabilities.

Tags: Ronald Kurjanowicz , contracting , Research and development , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/13/2012, 10:27am EST
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McFarland nominated for DoD acquisition post

The president has nominated Katrina McFarland to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.

Tags: DoD Update , Katrina McFarland

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:09am EST

DoD wants $179B for new aircraft, ships, etc.

The Defense Department wants $179 billion for new aircraft, ships, vehicles, missiles and satellites.

Tags: DoD Report , budget

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:05am EST

Special Ops chief seeks greater authority

The chief of the military's Special Operations wants more authority and freedom to move his forces around the world.

Tags: DoD Update , William McRaven

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:02am EST
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