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Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Martin Dempsey , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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Air Force's sequestration hit would mean less of everything

Air Force commanders will get orders in the next few days to plan for the possibility of fewer flying hours, providing fewer office supplies and working on fewer IT upgrades. Part of the service's planning will be to figure out how many civilian workers would need to be furloughed and for how long.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Air Force , Michael Donley , Mark Welsh , Leon Panetta , workforce , furloughs

Monday - 01/14/2013, 05:19am EST
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Begin saving cash now, Air Force tells commanders

The Air Force orders commanders to start cutbacks in advance of the next budget emergency.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Navy , Jamie Morin , Ray Mabus , Jonathan Greenert , budget , DoD budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , workforce , civilian workforce ,

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 11:08am EST
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Navy living out its 'heyday,' but rough seas ahead

Robert Work, the undersecretary of the Navy, says forget about the Reagan-era aspirations of a 600-ship fleet. Even with a smaller Navy, things are better than ever, he says, even if they're about to get worse due to smaller budgets and the threat of sequestration. "Yes, things might get worse. In fact, they probably will get worse. But this is the heyday of the U.S. Navy. And, if you're not excited, you ain't breathing," he said at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium this week.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Robert Work , sequestration , budget , Tom Copeman , management , Ray Mabus , continuing resolution

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:12am EST
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Sequestration effects becoming clear for DoD

DoD's operations and maintenance accounts will likely be hit first if sequestration goes into effect. Unlike its procurement and research and development activities, which can continue to function on funds obligated in prior years, O&M dollars generally get spent right away. In preparation for sequestration, the Pentagon has already let go of tens of thousands of temporary hires and is drawing up a contingency plan for one-day-a-week furloughs. Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter says the unpaid furloughs would begin in April and continue through the remainder of the fiscal year if sequestration is not avoided.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , CSIS , DoD budget , Gordon Adams , Brookings Institution , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , David Berteau , Todd Harrison ,

Monday - 01/28/2013, 05:31am EST
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Army modernization plan threatened by sequestration

In this week's edition of On DoD, Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about the Army's concern about automatic budget cuts, and the service's recently-unveiled 30-year modernization strategy.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Army , Bill Phillips

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 03:15pm EST
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Pentagon to pare back military pay increase request for 2014

DoD's 2014 budget will ask Congress for a 1 percent increase in military pay, down slightly from previous projections.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , pay , military personnel , budget , DoD budget , George Little , sequestration ,

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:51am EST

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos ,

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Air Force study to focus on 'game-changing' technology

Dr. Mark Maybury, the Air Force's chief scientist, discusses a wide-ranging study of potential future "game changers" and best practices in each of the service's core mission areas.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , technology , Federal Drive , Mark Maybury

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:32pm EST
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Air Force: Sequestration already creating 'chronic inefficiency'

The Air Force's long-range planning and modernization takes back seat to preparations for near-term crises, including contingency plans to scale back civilian workforce. Civilian furloughs would be "breach of faith," Air Force says.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , sequestration , budget , Jamie Morin , Larry Spencer , furloughs , workforce ,

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:57pm EST
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