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The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Tags: acquisition , DoD budget , Defense Secretary , Chuck Hagel , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Admiral James Winnefeld , procurement , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Pentagon issues dire warning to Congress about budget cuts

The nation's top military leaders warned Congress in unusually stark terms that its failure to pass a 2013 defense budget - coupled with the threat of automatic budget cuts - has pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey ,

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 06:53pm EST

By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

Shortfalls in operating accounts would mean military units would be undertrained, underequipped and unable to deploy by the end of fiscal 2013, senior DoD officials predict.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Navy , Army , readiness , sequestration , James Winnefeld , Robert Work , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:39am EST
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Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Tags: technology , DoD , Joint Information Environment , Martin Westphal , AFCEA , GCSS , standards , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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Dempsey: Africa Command change not tied to Libya

The top U.S. military officer is denying reports that Army Gen. Carter Ham's planned departure as head of U.S. Africa Command is linked to the Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

Tags: Carter Ham , Martin Dempsey , Army , DoD , Leon Panetta , David Rodriguez

Monday - 10/29/2012, 12:56pm EDT

Military review finds bias in Islamic course

The Joint Staff ordered the review after military college students said that an elective course showed Islam in a false light. The review concluded that the course failed to include instruction in combating violent extremism and portrayed Islam "almost entirely in a negative way."

Tags: DoD , Joint Forces Staff College , Dave Lapan , Islam , Taeja Smith

Friday - 06/22/2012, 08:38pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 04:55pm EDT
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