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Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , budget , Congress

Friday - 04/12/2013, 09:02am EDT

DoD releases more details on revised furlough timeline

Furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May. Actual furloughs will begin in mid-to-late June, placing most Defense civilians on unpaid leave roughly one day per week for the final seven pay periods of the fiscal year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , workforce , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:22am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: CJCS reflects on challenges in Gulf

With the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey reflected on the war as well as current and future challenges in the Gulf region in a Center for Strategic and International Studies event.

Tags: In Depth , Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose ,

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am 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 , Joint Chiefs of Staff

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

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Pentagon tears down final barrier for women in combat

On Thursday, DoD eliminated its Clinton-era policy that excluded women from serving in many front-line jobs. But full implementation will not happen immediately.

Tags: DoD , Army , workforce , Leon Panetta , Robert Cone , training , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:15am EST
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Dempsey: Sex assault, combat ban on women linked

The nation's top military officer says he believes the rise in sexual assaults in the military is linked to a longstanding ban on women serving in combat roles _ a ban the Pentagon is now eliminating.

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Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:15pm EST

Dempsey: Start officers' ethics training earlier

The nation's top military officer says ethics training for senior leaders is adequate but should begin earlier in an officer's career and be reinforced more frequently.

Tags: DoD , ethics training

Friday - 12/07/2012, 02:59pm EST
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