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Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale

Military leaders have concluded that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform has not affected morale or readiness so far, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Barack Obama , Congress

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:07pm EDT

In Depth - May 2

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , Terry Gerton , Presidential Rank Award

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 01:25am EDT

Dempsey: DoD mission relies on partnerships

The Pentagon's new strategy shifts the focus of the military's attention, and calls for more partnerships with countries around the world.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose , In Depth , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:30pm EDT

Joint Chiefs chair expresses concern over TRICARE fee increase

Gen. Martin Dempsey promises the Defense Department he will keep reviewing its healthcare system.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:46am EST

Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , BRAC , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , James Inhofe , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am 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 , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , 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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GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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Committee chair promises to spike new BRAC requests

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says he'll kill any request coming from the Pentagon for a new round of base closures.

Tags: Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , House , Congress , BRAC

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:56am EST
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