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Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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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 , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , workforce , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance , Jared Serbu

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

National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: DoD , Reserve , TRICARE , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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National Guard lacks equipment to perform mission, GAO says

Government Accountability Office reports that the National Guard is facing difficulties in keeping people with the know-how for dealing with emergencies.

Tags: GAO , Federal Drive , DoD ,

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 08:40am EST

AP: NJ Guard chief seen touching female aide quits

Tags: DoD , New Jersey

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:16pm EST

Senate votes to expand Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Senate approved an amendment to the sweeping defense bill by voice vote Monday night despite opposition of the current chairman and service chiefs.

Tags: DoD , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Senate , Patrick Leahy , Lindsey Graham

Monday - 11/28/2011, 07:43pm EST

DoD scrambles to find new missions for returning soldiers

The cascading effects of the Obama administration's decision to pull thousands of soldiers out of Iraq and Afghanistan are rippling through the National Guard.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Iraq , Afghanistan ,

Monday - 11/28/2011, 08:12am EST

National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Cyber Workforce , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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Analysis: National Guard has 'earned seat' at Joint Chiefs of Staff table

Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the former adjutant general for the Tennessee National Guard, who now serves as the president of the National Guard Association of the United States joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss why the National Guard should be included in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate is set to take up the issue this week.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , Federal Drive , Gus Hargett , NGAUS

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:17pm EST
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Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST
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