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Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , James Amos , House Appropriations Committee , Air Force , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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DoD's new plan promises speedy approval of commercial mobile devices

The Pentagon's commercial device implementation plan, made public Tuesday, aims at near-term implementation of a new generation of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds and tablets on both classified and unclassified networks.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobile computing , John Hickey , Robert Wheeler , DISA , Apple , Android , BlackBerry , cybersecurity , mobile device management

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:11am EST
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White House seeks to shed the risk-averse cyber information sharing culture

President Obama's recent executive order directing that cyber threat information be shared more broadly with the private sector risks making the data less useful to the intelligence agencies that gather and process it. But the risk is worth the potential reward.

Tags: cybersecurity , White House , industry , critical infrastructure , information sharing , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services , Andy Ozment , AFCEA

Monday - 02/25/2013, 05:10am EST
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In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Heidi Shyu , Gabe Camarillo , Harold Greene , AUSA , budget , sequestration , contracting

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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Pentagon starts 45-day countdown to civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says furloughs for nearly all of its 780,000 civilian employees would begin in April if sequestration goes into effect. DoD would grant limited exceptions for civilians in combat zones or those who are critical to preserving life and safety. Political appointees would also be exempt. The Pentagon also released a list of states where furloughs would have the most effect.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , workforce , Robert Hale , Jessica Wright , budget , Congress

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:59am EST

In Depth interviews - Feb. 18

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Al Hunt , John Slye , Naba Barkakati

Monday - 02/18/2013, 07:36pm EST

Navy's ship IT modernization program faces budget-related delays

The fledgling effort to replace IT systems aboard 193 Navy ships, called CANES, will take longer than expected. With or without sequestration, the Navy expects eight installations scheduled for 2013 to be interrupted.

Tags: DoD , Navy , CANES , William Leigher , AFCEA , budget , technology , IT infrastructure

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:45am EST
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Study: DoD sequestration cuts would slam federal workforce, delay pain to contractors

Most of the Pentagon's contract spending wouldn't take an immediate hit from sequestration. Conversely, civilian employees would likely be laid-off or furloughed in the few days or weeks after the automatic budget cuts kick in, according to a Washington think tank's analysis of the convoluted laws that govern the automatic cuts

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison ,

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:10am EDT
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New Army Reserve chief prioritizes suicide prevention, calm message on budget

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Army , Army Reserve , budget , sequestration , suicide , Jeffrey Talley ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 11:42am 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 , Robert Andrews , House Armed Services Committee , budget

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