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Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD's tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon's 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators immediately denounced. But Defense officials say they could do a better job of maintaining military bases if they were allowed to close they ones they no longer need.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , John Conger , Katherine Hammack , John Culberson , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:14am EDT
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DoD's 2015 budget envisions smaller military with less generous benefits

The Pentagon says its spending plan acknowledges defense spending is on a downward trajectory, and reduces force structure in order to balance other priorities such as readiness. If sequestration stays in place, the calculus will change, Defense officials say.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , readiness , workforce , BRAC , Chuck Hagel , Rob Wittman , Adam Smith , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:35am EST
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After banner year for recruiting, military leaders uneasy about future

Weakness in the private-sector economy has let the Pentagon spend fewer dollars on recruiting efforts over the past several years. It still beat its targets for both the quantity and quality of new enlistees and officers it brings into its ranks. But officials believe things could get more difficult.

Tags: DoD , recruiting , Annie Andrews , Mark Brilakis , Gina Grosso , Thomas Seamands , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:19am EST
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AP sources: Armed Services chairman to retire

Tags: Buck McKeon , Congress , House , people

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 06:00pm EST

OMB to begin planning for sequestration

Faced with congressional inaction in averting looming across-the-board cuts that take effect in January, the Office of Management and Budget will begin meeting with agency leaders to discuss how the cuts will be implemented. In a memo to agency heads, OMB Director Jeff Zients said his office will consult with agencies to determine which budget accounts and programs are exempt from sequestration.

Tags: OMB , Jeff Zients , budget , sequestration , Congress , Sequestration Transparency Act , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 06:20pm EDT