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Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD's tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon's 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators immediately denounced. But Defense officials say they could do a better job of maintaining military bases if they were allowed to close they ones they no longer need.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Katherine Hammack , John Culberson , Jared Serbu , House Armed Service Committee

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:14am 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 , BRAC , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:32am 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 , Jared Serbu , management , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , OMB , inherently governmental , insourcing , outsourcing , A-76 , competition , Lexington Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Defense Logistics Agency , Carlyle Group , Frank Finelli , David Berteau , Redding Hobby , Dan Goure , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/30/2011, 11:14am EDT
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Agencies look at carbon footprint for contracts

Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.

Tags: contracting , Green Government Initiative , Michelle Moore , Stephen Leeds , sustainability , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:15pm EST
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