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McKeon presses Pentagon chief on US-Afghan pact

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee expressed serious concerns that the U.S.-Afghanistan deal giving Afghans authority over night raids could put Americans at greater risk and undercut intelligence gathering critical in the long war.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Leon Panetta , Afghanistan , DoD Report

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 07:45pm EDT

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it

Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year.

Tags: John Boehner , Barack Obama , budget , Joe Biden , supercommittee , Robert Reischauer , Congressional Budget Office , social security tax cut

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10am EST

House Armed Services releases new oversight plan

Defense News reports on changes to major DoD policy issues coming from the new oversight plan.

Tags: DoD Report , Defense News , oversight , House Armed Services Committee , Dorobek Insider , Roscoe Bartlett

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 02:00pm EST

DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Republican shift sets up defense budget battle

Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon (R-CA), who seeks the position of chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, criticizes Obama for the direction of defense spending.

Tags: Armed Services Committee , DoD , Robert Gates , budget , leadership , Iraq and Afghanistan , National Journal , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 02:40pm EDT