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DoD budget guidance aims for leaner, more agile military

The President and the Pentagon gave the rough outlines Thursday for how they plan to create a lean, but still effective military. Ground forces will shrink, capabilities in cyber, ISR, technology will grow.

Tags: DoD budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Buck McKeon , Steny Hoyer , Congress , cybersecurity , ISR , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/06/2012, 05:21am EST
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Obama launches reshaping, shrinking of US military

Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, unveiled the results of an eight-month defense strategy review that is intended to guide decisions on cutting hundreds of billions from planned Pentagon spending over the coming decade. But the eight-page document contained no details about how broad concepts for reshaping the military will translate into troop or weapons cuts.

Tags: DoD budget , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Buck McKeon

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:34am EST

Will revised DoD strategy put military pay, benefits on table?

Rudy DeLeon, the former deputy defense secretary, told In Depth with Francis Rose the new strategy and the key ideas behind did not come out of the blue. "This has been coming for a while," he said, including the possibility of military pay and benefits being on the table.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Rudy deLeon , budget , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 08:42pm EST
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Air Force announces second round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force has announced a second round of buyouts and early retirements affecting the service's civilian employees. Officials said the second round is part of the

Tags: Air Force , buyouts , early retirements , VERA , VSIP , Sharon Dunbar , Darrell Jones , Buyout Guide

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 06:44pm EST

2 big changes for defense contractors in 2012 authorization bill

Two provisions in the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill directly impact defense contractors. One applies a contractor pay cap to all contract employees, and the other puts more responsibility on contractors to stop counterfeit electronic parts.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , contracting , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:38pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: NDU iCollege team on getting beyond checklist approach to cyber

Prof. Gilliam Duvall, Dr. John Saunders and Dr. John Hurley of the National Defense University joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss a cybersecurity workshop they hosted that focused on identifying and combating cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , NDU , NDU iCollege , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Gilliam Duvall , John Saunders , John Hurley

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Pentagon chief: Smaller military means extra risk

The Pentagon chief says the U.S. will have to make some tradeoffs and take some extra risks under the new military strategy laid out to absorb federal budget cuts.

Tags: Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta , budget

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 02:04pm EST

LIVE: DoD announcement at 10:50 a.m.

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief the media today on their strategy for a slimmed-down DoD.

Tags: Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey , Leon Panetta , budget

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 11:00am EST

Behind Goldwater-Nichols with author Jim Locher

In this edition of On DoD, we take a look back at one of the key events that made the military we have today what it is. 2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Goldwater-Nichols act. We marked the anniversary on Federal News Radio with a special series on how the major Defense reorganization made its way through Congress, and how lawmakers dragged the Pentagon, largely against its will, into a culture of jointness.

Tags: Jim Locher , Goldwater Nichols , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:26pm EST
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Pentagon can now go on cyber offensive

Defense Appropriations Bill signed by President Obama gives the Defense Department the ability to conduct cyber attacks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Barack Obama , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:52am EST
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