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DoD must 'reset' to prepare for future budget struggles

To maintain readiness under current budget pressure, the Defense Department needs to have a long-term mindset and rethink their force structure, according to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.

Tags: Defense , Congress , budget , sequestration , DoD , CSIS , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:12pm EDT

DoD's 2015 budget envisions smaller military with less generous benefits

The Pentagon says its spending plan acknowledges defense spending is on a downward trajectory, and reduces force structure in order to balance other priorities such as readiness. If sequestration stays in place, the calculus will change, Defense officials say.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , readiness , workforce , BRAC , Chuck Hagel , Adam Smith , House Armed Service Committee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:35am EST
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GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Mike Coffman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , industry , Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - July 25, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Lauren Larson , David Medine , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 11:22am EDT

House passes DoD spending bill, prohibits furloughs in 2014

DoD officials briefed House Armed Services members about 2013 furloughs and are figuring out whether they can reduce the number of days employees have to take without pay.

Tags: workforce , DoD , sequestration , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , furloughs , budget , Robert Hale , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:31am EDT

In Depth Show Blog - July 24, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Kelman , Jason Miller , Adam Sedgewick , David Berteau , Richard Hudson , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 06:26pm EDT

Lawmakers decry impending DoD cuts

On this week's show, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu talks about the impending cuts with two members of Congress, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness, and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), whose suburban Washington district includes a high concentration of DoD civilian employees.

Tags: Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD , Jim Moran , sequestration

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:09pm EST
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GOP installs new House Armed Services subcommittee heads

DoD Buzz reports on the party changeover within the Armed Services Committee.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD Buzz , House Armed Services Committee , Bob DeGrasse , Mike Turner , Mike Conaway , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/17/2011, 02:30pm EST