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Hagel: Accountability breakdown was leading factor in sexual assaults

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he's taken several steps to improve the military's response to and prevention of sexual assaults, but that the problem can't be solved by policy directives alone. On the matter of sexual assaults, he said he believes the military's chain of command has suffered an accountability breakdown.

Tags: sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Mark Welsh , management , workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 05:26am EDT
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In fight over intelligence IT system, Army prioritizes access to data

The Army says hard-won lessons on the battlefield have taught it that stovepiped IT systems have no place in the business of intelligence collection and sharing. It also acknowledges that enforcing a single set of common standards comes with some tradeoffs.

Tags: DoD , Army intelligence , DCGS-A , Ray Odierno , Duncan Hunter , Palantir , technology

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:11pm EDT
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DoD upends slow approval process for mobile devices

In the past, DoD's security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.

Tags: DoD , technology , DISA , STIG , Samsung , mobile , Android , Android Knox , John Hickey ,

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:04pm EDT
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2014 budget exposes longstanding Defense budget issues

On this week's On DoD, Defense budget expert Arnold Punaro discuss some of the long-term problems built into Pentagon spending.

Tags: On DoD , Arnold Punaro

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:43pm EDT
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Hagel makes 'difficult choice,' civilian furloughs to begin July 8

The Defense Department reduces the number of furlough days from 14 to 11. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it's possible the number could drop further, but he offered no promises.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , workforce , furlough , Chuck Hagel , Congress

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:38am EDT
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DoD's military construction budget appears safe from sequestration cuts

Funding reductions in 2013 appropriations act are sufficient to protect military construction accounts from further sequestration cuts, but funds used for upkeep on existing buildings are severely impacted.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Senate Appropriations Commitee , military construction , Robert Hale , John Conger , BRAC ,

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:32am EDT
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DoD eases rules for health care approvals after contractor 'failure'

Citing unacceptable delays by its contractor, the Pentagon waives the requirement for preauthorization of specialty care for military members, families and retirees in TRICARE's western region.

Tags: DoD , health care , TRICARE , United Healthcare , Doug Lamborn , Jonathan Woodson , pay and benefits

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:00am EDT
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DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Michael Donley , Ray Odierno , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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DoD's BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Kelly Ayotte , Jeanne Shaheen , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , John Conger , management , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am 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 , House Armed Services Committee

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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