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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

Odierno seeks more efficient Army readiness

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno discussed the Army's top priorities, including more efficient readiness for deployed troops at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: Army , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , ausa 2011

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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Odierno looks at future of JFCOM under his command

The new Joint Forces Command leader says he knows what he has to do, even thought the future of his command is uncertain.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , JFCOM , Michael Mullen

Monday - 11/01/2010, 08:06pm EDT
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