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Lawmakers enshrine Pentagon HQ cost-cutting into law

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already set about implementing a plan to cut $1 billion from the Defense Department's budget by consolidating and reorganizing top Pentagon offices, but lawmakers want to hold his feet to the fire. The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress Dec. 19 enshrines DoD's ambitious cost-cutting and streamlining plan into law.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , budget , National Defense Authorization Act , Congress , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:11pm EST

Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to lead Pentagon's drive for efficiencies

Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley has a new job: Help the Defense Department cut its headquarters budget by $40 billion over the next 10 years and streamline the Pentagon's organizational structure. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed in internal guidance Monday that Donley, who stepped down from the Air Force in June, would lead the efficiencies review.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Air Force , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel , efficiencies , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:48pm EDT

DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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Air Force Secretary Donley to step down

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down in June after nearly five years on the job, the Air Force announced Friday. Donley's last day with the service will be June 21.

Tags: Air Force , people

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:15pm EDT

Air Force officer defends decision to overturn sexual-assault verdict

The Air Force commander who overturned a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case -- enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform -- explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official, saying he found the accused officer and his wife more believable than the alleged victim.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Craig Franklin , James Wilkerson

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:10am EDT

Air Force's sequestration hit would mean less of everything

Air Force commanders will get orders in the next few days to plan for the possibility of fewer flying hours, providing fewer office supplies and working on fewer IT upgrades. Part of the service's planning will be to figure out how many civilian workers would need to be furloughed and for how long.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Air Force , Mark Welsh , Leon Panetta , Jared Serbu , workforce , furloughs

Monday - 01/14/2013, 05:19am EST
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Air Force makes history, pins first female four-star general

Janet Wolfenbarger will lead the Air Force Materiel Command, which is a key organization for current and future weapons systems. She promoted the Air Force's "culture of diversity" as the reason for her new rank.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , Ruben Gomez , Janet Wolfenbarger , Air Force Materiel Command , Norton Schwartz , DoD Report

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 09:24pm EDT

More than half of Air Force personnel cuts to come from National Guard

The Air Force plans to further reduce its ranks by 9,900 airmen as part of DoD's overall budget reductions. The personnel cuts tilt heavily toward the Air National Guard.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Air Force , Norton Schwartz , workforce , National Guard , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:36am EST

Air Force seeks outside advice on Dover penalties

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is asking a retired general and two experts to review the punishments in mishandling of body parts at Dover, Del., military mortuary.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Dover Air Force Base , Leon Panetta , John Dorrian

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:44pm EST
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