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

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm 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 , Katrina McFarland

Monday - 02/13/2012, 08:09am 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 , William McRaven

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

DoD converts 17K civilian jobs under insourcing initiative

The finds of those 17,000 jobs, the Army brought the most contractor positions back to federal employees, 42 percent.

Tags: DoD , Army , GAO , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:39am EST

DoD, EPA sign sustainable energy agreement

A memorandum of understanding the two agencies signed yesterday will commit them to share resources and brainpower to make sure DoD bases have the long-term energy, land, air and water resources they need.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 08:47am EST

Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , acquisition , contracting , John McCain , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

Northrop Grumman wins $637M Navy IT contract

Navy expects to implement the first network on a fleet destroyer in late 2012.

Tags: Northrop Grumman , Navy , contracting , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 11:46am EST

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 , Federal Drive , House , Congress , BRAC

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

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 , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive

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

Role of DoD assistant secretary for networks changes

The position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integeration no longer has acquisition-specific functions or resources for command, control, communications, non-intelligence space matters and major automated information systems.

Tags: DoD , workforce

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:33am EST
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