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National security leadership change coming

Changes may be coming at the top at the Pentagon and the CIA. If they are in the works, it's difficult to tell who will do what, but as far as CIA Director Leon Panetta is concerned, "I hope he stays there. I think we wants to stay there. I'm encouraging him to stay there, says House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. And he has some advice for the President. "You may need to find another Secretary of Defense. I think Secretary Gates deserves his time, but I would not make wholesale changes in all of the national security posts all at one time."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Monday - 04/25/2011, 05:32pm EDT

Commission says DoD misspent billions in Afghanistan contracts

The Commission on Wartime Contracting says the United States has misspent tens of billions of dollars on contracts and grants.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Christopher Shays , Afghanistan , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 04/25/2011, 04:16pm EDT
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Shrinking budgets may be a blessing for DoD IT

In the Defense department, the goal of consolidating tens of thousands of IT systems and networks into a more manageable structure is not exactly new. But some leaders in the department think with new budget pressures in play, they'll be able to make some serious progress.

Tags: technology , budget , Congress , Teri Takai , Rob Carey , data center consolidation , enterprise IT , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/25/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Tags: BRAC , Congress , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Army , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army awards $2.5 billion operations contracts

The Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command awarded 36 contracts under its OPTARSS II program. The program provides DoD with operational planning, training and more.

Tags: Army , contracting , OPTARSS II , small business , Army Forces Command , CGI

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 06:44pm EDT

Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Tags: BRAC , Army , Defense , Mark Center , Jim Moran , inspector general , traffic , newsstand , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Analysis: DoD's spending cuts start with setting strategy

Former deputy defense secretary Rudy Deleon gives his take on the President's call for Defense to slash spending.

Tags: Rudy deLeon , budget , Robert Gates , deficit , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:59pm EDT
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DoD to cut more than just weapons systems

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said Wednesday that Defense leaders would "undoubtedly" cut more major weapons systems, possibly as soon as next year. But undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter said there were more savings to be found in other areas of the Defense Department budget. Major weapons procurement makes up only one seventh of DoD's spending.

Tags: contracting , industry , management , DoD budget , dod efficiency initiative , service contracting , Ashton Carter , Heritage Foundation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Stop Loss deadline extended

If you still haven't claimed your stop loss special pay, the deadline has been extended to October 21st.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Stop Loss Pay , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:40am EDT

Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , VA , DHS , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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