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Air Force says readiness problems will last through 2023

Air Force officials say their service already was facing readiness issues because of the high operational tempo of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But sequestration worsened the problems, and continuing the budget caps will set back a readiness recovery.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Congress , Readiness , sequestration , Mark Welsh , Deborah Lee James ,

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am EDT
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GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Tags: DoD , Congress , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Mike Coffman , Rob Wittman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , industry , Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , DFAS , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , workforce , pay and benefits , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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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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