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DoD to create map of defense industry

The Pentagon said it needs a much clearer picture of the subcontractors beneath the top tier of prime vendors it works with every day. DoD is trying to create a comprehensive map of the entire defense industry so it can keep critical suppliers healthy during an expected period of industry consolidation.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , defense industrial base , Congress , House , Bill Schuster , Brett Lambert , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Military retirement costs are affordable, DoD says

Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , military retirement , Defense Business Board , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits

The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , TRICARE , Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , John McCain , Carl Levin , pay and benefits , Buck McKeon

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 09:32am EDT

How will DoD implement the CMO this time?

Experts differ on how the position should work

Tags: management , William Lynn , Ike Skelton , Janet St. Laurent , DoD , GAO , Booz Allen Hamilton , RAND , David Chu , Dov Zakheim , Chief management officer

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 08:41pm EDT
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Defense Department officials explain Quadrennial Defense Review

Every four years, the Department of Defense takes a look at where we are and where we're going. The result is the Quadrennial Defense Review.

Tags: management , Quadrennial Defense Review , Defense , DoD , Pentagon , Michele Flournoy , Congress

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 08:31pm EST

New security developments making US-China relationship more complex

The expanding Chinese military budget is causing some concern at agencies and on the Hill.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Defense , DoD , homeland security , Defense Department , State Department

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 05:47pm EST
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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Dorothy Robyn , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Army , Air Force , green government , energy efficiency , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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Joint review holds future for NSPS

DoD, OPM to make recommendations this summer

Tags: P&B , Brad Bunn , Brenda Farrell , Darryl Perkinson , Rep. Solomon Ortiz , Rep. Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , GAO , SSA , IRS , OPM , Federal Managers Association , NSPS , pay-for-performance , GS system

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 07:23am EDT
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The end for NSPS?

DoD authorization bill calls for all converted employees to return to GS system. Legislation also would suspend A-76 for three years.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , contracting , Rep. Ike Skelton , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Susan Davis , Rep. Carol Shea-Porter , Robert Gates , DoD , NSPS , pay for performance , A-76 , Public-private competitions , acquisition reform , pay raise , General Schedule system

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 03:48pm EDT
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