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More than half of Air Force personnel cuts to come from National Guard

The Air Force plans to further reduce its ranks by 9,900 airmen as part of DoD's overall budget reductions. The personnel cuts tilt heavily toward the Air National Guard.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , workforce , National Guard , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:36am EST

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

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , Reserve , TRICARE , reversibility , budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Tags: DoD , strategic guidance , Budget Control Act , Army , Air Force , BRAC , workforce , end strength , Norton Schwartz , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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DoD would change strategy even without budget pressure, Pentagon says

Declining budgets are a factor, but not the only factor in DoD's new strategic guidance. In this week's edition of On DoD, Pentagon spokesman George Little and Capt. John Kirby tell Federal News Radio the department would be implementing a new strategy with or without today's fiscal pressure.

Tags: DoD , strategic guidance , John Kirby , George Little , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:13pm EST
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Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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Analysis: Defense strategy shifts balance of U.S. forces

Plans would reduce ground forces while bolstering sea and air power to counter perceived threat from Asia and Western Pacific.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Friday - 01/06/2012, 10:50am EST
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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 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 , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Buck McKeon

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

DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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