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Pentagon budgets $9B to improve energy use

The Defense Department plans to spend $9 billion between now and 2017 on improving the way it uses energy.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , energy use , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 08:53am EDT

Senators ask DoD to consider debarment for P&WC

Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Defense Secretary Panetta and Secretary of State Clinton asking them to consider further actions against contractor Pratt & Whitney Canada. P&WC pleaded guilty in June to illegally exporting military software to China.

Tags: Pratt & Whitney , United Technologies , Carl Levin , John McCain , Hillary Rodham Clinton , DoD , State Department , Congress , China , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:39am EDT

Panetta throws in the towel on 2013 base closures

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it's now clear another round of BRAC isn't in the cards in the immediate future, but maintains it will be necessary to keep a "balanced force."

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Jared Serbu , Office of Economic Adjustment

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:17am EDT

Panetta requests reprogramming $700M from TRICARE

Panetta's request is falling on highly skeptical ears. A bipartisan group of two dozen representatives sent Panetta a tough letter.

Tags: DoD , TRICARE , Congress , budget , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/30/2012, 08:59am EDT

DoD, VA encouraged to do more for returning soldiers

The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , Bob Filner , Transition Assistance Program , electronic health records , management , workforce , Esther Carey

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:22am EDT

GOP challenges military march in gay parade

Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego's gay pride parade last weekend.

Tags: DoD , gay rights , Congress , Jim Inhofe , Armed Services Committee , J. Randy Forbes

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:41pm EDT

Panetta tries to quell fears over sequestration

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told industry leaders he keeps urging Congress to pass a new law to avoid those automatic program cuts.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , industry , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 07:59am EDT

Troops march in San Diego gay parade - in uniform

Tags: DoD , gay rights ,

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 08:36pm EDT

House chairman: Leaks not likely from Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee chairman, speaking after a secret briefing from top defense officials on Thursday, said he did not believe the Pentagon was responsible for recent national security leaks.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , House , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Eric Holder , leaks , national security ,

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:43pm EDT
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