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Budget analysis: After unveiling budget, OMB works behind scenes

Frank Reeder, a principal at The Reeder Group and former OMB official, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss OMB's role in the ongoing budget process. Also, Robert Shea, a former OMB official with Grant Thornton, discussed the performance-management provisions of the 2013 budget request.

Tags: In Depth , management , budget , 2013 budget , Frank Reeder , The Reeder Group , Jeffrey Zients , defense budget , Timothy Geithner , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:35pm 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 , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , TRICARE , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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Panetta calls for new probe into Marine photo

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Marine Corps on Friday to re-investigate and take appropriate action against the Marine snipers who posed with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol.

Tags: Marines Corps , DoD

Friday - 02/10/2012, 06:23pm EST

Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , John McCain , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.

Tags: Andrew Shapiro , State , DoD , workforce , collaboration , Federal Drive , Hillary Clinton ,

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:02am EST
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Board approves next phase of defense accounting system

The Defense Acquisition Board approved the next phase of development for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System or DEAMS.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 07:33am EST

Amid cuts, DoD cyber spending a growth spot

Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the rising profile of cybersecurity in the Defense Department even as officials have announced impending budget cuts.

Tags: budget , cybersecurity , DoD , CSIS , Jim Lewis , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:15pm EST
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Nominee for Southern Command commander waits for Senate OK

If confirmed he will replace Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser at the Miami-based command and become the third Marine Corps commander of the Southern Command.

Tags: John Kelly , Southern Command , DoD , people , In Depth

Monday - 01/30/2012, 03:31pm EST

US weapons for future include key relics of past

"Priorities for the 21st Century" plan calls for B-52 bomber, U-2 spy plane, and a "triad" of nuclear weapons that can be launched from land, sea, and air.

Tags: DoD , Carl Levin , Laicie Olson , missiles

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 10:24am EST

Analysis: Sequester unlikely, but major Defense cuts ahead

Russel Rumbaugh, co-director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, sees the looming sequester as an empty threat. Meanwhile, DoD and the administration move forward with significant cuts in spending.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Russel Rumbaugh , Stimson Center , sequester , sequestration , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:13pm EST
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