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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM ,

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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Navy struggles to find the way ahead on big data

The Navy is in the early stages of trying to figure out how to move from a net-centric view of its information systems to one that focuses on the data itself. The service is looking to the experiences of the intelligence community to improve data tagging and data sharing.

Tags: Navy , NGEN , AFCEA , Jan Tighe , information sharing , big data , Intelligence community , cloud computing , data management , network management

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:27am EST
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DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , DHS , Congress , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST
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Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , BRAC , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , James Inhofe , Mac Thornberry , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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DoD to issue new civil liberties guidance

Michael Reheuser is the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, that oversees the Defense Department's compliance with the Privacy Act, which has been largely unchanged since 1974.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , 9/11 commission , Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office , Michael Reheuser ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 12:32pm EST
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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , TRICARE , acquisition workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , sequestration , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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More than half of Air Force personnel cuts to come from National Guard

The Air Force plans to further reduce its ranks by 9,900 airmen as part of DoD's overall budget reductions. The personnel cuts tilt heavily toward the Air National Guard.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Air Force , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , workforce , National Guard , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance ,

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:36am EST

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , workforce , National Defense Authorization Act , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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