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Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Joseph Dunford , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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Creating an Acquisition Matrix

Tags: contracting , DoD , acquisition ,

Monday - 04/06/2009, 10:37am EDT
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Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House

The House Armed Services Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would mandate sweeping reforms of the Pentagon's non-weapons system contracting and acquisitions programs. The bill, HR 5013, enjoys broad bi-partisan support and is being fast-tracked for a possible vote as early as next week.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , Pentagon , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , auditing , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:31pm EDT
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House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform

Last year, Congress passed and sent on to President Obama a bill to reform how the Pentagon acquires large weapons systems. Now, House lawmakers are back with a proposal to reform the other 80 percent of Defense Department procurement that does not have to do with weapons.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , Pentagon , Ike Skelton , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , auditing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/15/2010, 06:54am EDT
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