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DoD scrounges for cash to cancel civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says no decisions have been made, but eliminating 2013 furloughs is at the top of the funding priority list if it can find any excess funds.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , furloughs , Strategic Choices and Management Review , Ashton Carter , James Winnefeld , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/02/2013, 05:39am EDT
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House passes DoD spending bill, prohibits furloughs in 2014

DoD officials briefed House Armed Services members about 2013 furloughs and are figuring out whether they can reduce the number of days employees have to take without pay.

Tags: workforce , DoD , sequestration , Congress , Rob Wittman , furloughs , budget , Robert Hale , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:31am EDT

Will DoD's 2014 sequestration plan jolt Congress into action?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel put the ball in Congress' court this week when he released details of how the Pentagon would manage billions of dollars in cuts if sequestration continues into fiscal 2014 and beyond. But, there's not yet anything close to a winning strategy in Congress to avert or replace the automatic budget cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , DoD , sequestration , Chuck Hagel , Randy Forbes , Tim Kaine , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:31pm EDT
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DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Tags: technology , management , VA , DoD , Frank Kendall , Jonathan Woodson , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , House Veterans Affairs Committee , health IT , joint electronic health record , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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DoD maintains BRAC fight, despite opposition from Congress

Amid nearly unanimous congressional opposition, the Defense Department says it needs to stop operating military facilities it no longer wants or needs.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Robert Hale , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , Jared Serbu , managment , Senate Armed Services Committee ,

Friday - 06/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , sequestration , furlough , Congress , Philip Cullom , William Tryon , William Burke , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.

Tags: DoD , Congress , science and technology , sequestration , DARPA , Matthew Klunder , Alan Shaffer , Arati Prabhakar , Jared Serbu , budget , research and development

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Air Force , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , technology , VA , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Joseph Dunford , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Robert Andrews , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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