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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 , Michael Donley , Jared Serbu , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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Army says no to more tanks, but Congress insists

Tags: DoD , Abrams tanks , Congress , budget ,

Monday - 04/29/2013, 06:16am EDT

Joint Chiefs welcome House fiscal 2013 budget proposal

The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , continuing resolution , Jonathan Greenert , Mark Welsh , James Amos , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , House , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 06:36am EST
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Army freezes civilian hiring, cuts base spending ahead of potential sequestration

The Army has put an immediate freeze on civilian hiring and will begin terminating some temporary employees to reduce spending ahead of potential across-the-board budget cuts later this year. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh also directed Army commanders and supervisors to reduce base-operations support spending.

Tags: budget , sequestration , DoD , Army , John McHugh , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:54pm EST

Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Tags: DoD , Army , budget , workforce , personnel reductions , CSIS , total force policy , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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US Army more selective on recruits, re-enlistments

The Army is slashing the size of the active duty personnel from about 570,000 at the height of the Iraq war to 490,000 by 2017. The cutbacks began last year, and as of the end of March the Army was down to less than 558,000 troops.

Tags: Army , DoD , Richard Mustion , Afghanistan and Iraq , David Rodriguez ,

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 02:59am EDT
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