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The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.
The Air Force orders commanders to start cutbacks in advance of the next budget emergency.
Round one is already in effect and includes a civilian hiring freeze, cancellation of conferences, cutbacks on training, and a reduction in IT spending for the Navy. Round two would involve unpaid civilian furloughs, operational reductions for deployed ships, and cuts to tuition assistance for sailors.
The Navy is standardizing how it screens and qualifies commanding officer candidates. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert has approved an instruction to create a written qualification program to be shared among all officer communities.
Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.
The alcohol screening program is part of a sweeping realignment of personnel and readiness programs in the Department of the Navy.
Retiring Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has recommended the president nominate Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the next chief of naval operations (CNO).
The Navy is preparing to launch a new program of inspections to gauge its commands' cybersecurity measures.
Troubled weapons programs will fall victim to the budgetary ax as the service tries to spend its money more wisely.