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GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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Al Qaida takes another hit

The Philippine military said it killed three of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorist leaders in a U.S.-backed airstrike that significantly weakens an al-Qaida-linked network that had used islands in the southern Philippines as a hideout and training base. The dawn strike targeting a militant camp on a remote island killed at least 15 people, including Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, a top leader of the regional Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 06:42pm EST

Modeling, simulation can play key role in navigating defense cuts

Retired Navy Adm. Fred Lewis, the president of the National Training and Simulation Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how modeling and simulation can play a role in navigating the next decade of Pentagon budget cuts.

Tags: In Depth , budget , Fred Lewis , National Training and Simulation Association , National Modeling and Simulation Coalition , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:28pm EST
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In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: Army , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , workforce , National Defense Authorization Act , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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Navy attorney makes request to question Yemeni President

The lawyer for a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay charged in the attack on the U.S.S. Cole has asked a judge to allow him to question the president of Yemen while he is in the U.S. for treatment. Navy Lt Cmdr. Steven Reyes, represents Abd al-Nashiri said he think President Ali Abdullah Saleh has information he can use in his clients trial.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:27am EST

State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.

Tags: Andrew Shapiro , State , workforce , collaboration , Federal Drive , Hillary Clinton , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:02am EST
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Committee chair promises to spike new BRAC requests

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says he'll kill any request coming from the Pentagon for a new round of base closures.

Tags: Buck McKeon , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , DoD Update , Federal Drive , House , Congress , BRAC

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:56am EST

Navy offers early retirements for some sailors

The Navy has announced it plans to offer early retirements, following a panel's decision last year that targeted nearly 3,000 sailors for separation. The Navy's temporary early retirement authority will only apply to sailors with 15 years of service, who were not selected for retention by the 2012 Enlistment Retention Board, according to a Navy administrative message laying out official guidance about the early retirements.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , early retirement , Navy , Enlistment Retention Board

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:42pm EST

Tighter budgets mean armed forces need to work together

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George Flynn, director of joint force development, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the Joint Operational Access Concept is.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , George Flynn , cybersecurity , U.S. Marine Corps , Joint Operational Access Concept , defense budget

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:54am EST
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Board approves next phase of defense accounting system

The Defense Acquisition Board approved the next phase of development for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System or DEAMS.

Tags: DoD Update , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 07:33am EST
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