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Air Force to accelerate headquarters staff cuts

Air Force leaders intend to surpass their share of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's edict to reduce DoD headquarters spending by 20 percent and complete the task several years ahead of schedule. The personnel cuts are part of the service's plan to shrink its size in order to catch up with decades of deferred spending on readiness and modernization.

Tags: DoD , personnel , Air Force , Deborah Lee James , readiness , sequestration , budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/03/2014, 04:52am EST
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Even with budget agreement, Air Force faces painful choices

Top Air Force officials say lower budgets will force them to propose cuts Congress won't like. But if lawmakers insist on protecting politically-favored programs, money will have to come from somewhere else.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Air Force , budget , sequestration , Mark Welsh , readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/16/2013, 03:47am EST
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Air Force must shrink, with or without sequestration

The Air Force's acting top official says even if sequestration is repealed, the service has an imbalance between its personnel costs and the money it must spend to keep its force trained and ready. Unfortunately, the Air Force may not have any trouble getting airmen to leave the service voluntarily.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , readiness , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/15/2013, 07:58am EST
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DoD experts weigh in on the way out of budget squeeze

In a world of shrinking budgets, federal agencies are constantly looking to improve performance. No one is dealing with that more right now than the Department of Defense. But the DoD, with its inherent emphasis on mission and metrics, is also poised to adapt to this new climate better than anyone else. On the Federal Drive, several DoD experts weighed in on balancing performance and resources.

Tags: Dave Bennett , Natalie Houghtby-Haddon , Navy , DISA , GPRA , metrics , performance measurement , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/06/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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