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Cuts to military pay and benefits can't wait, Pentagon tells Congress

Defense officials say they are eagerly awaiting next year's report from a congressionally-chartered commission that's currently examining military compensation. But officials say intense pressure on the top-line defense budget demands significant changes to personnel spending.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , military pay , Congress , pay and benefits , Lindsey Graham ,

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:30am EDT

Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Ben Cardin , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , Elijah Cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT

New bill would push diversity in military leadership

Two senators have introduced a bill that they said addresses concerns raised by a recent Defense report.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Congress , Military Leadership Diversity Commission

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:03pm EDT

Cybersecurity bill to be reintroduced in the Senate

The International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act is coming back to the Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Orrin Hatch , security , Congress ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:30am EST

Two percent contractor fee proposed in bill

The proposal is part of a bill to compensate rescuers in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tags: Senate , Charles Schumer , Dow Jones , contracting , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 02:22pm EST