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Air Force promises more disciplined acquisitions

The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , Defense Business Board , Norton Schwartz , pay and benefits , acquisition , retirement

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:24am EDT
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Health care premium increases part of DoD budget cut plan

Gates said he will propose modest increases to the TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Politico Morning Defense , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:18pm EST

DoD Secretary Gates hosts four soldiers in his home

Politico reports that Defense Secretary Gates fulfilled a dream of bringing home four soldiers.

Tags: DoD Update , Abu Dhabi , Afghanistan , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:40pm EST

DoD fights overuse of acronyms

Defense Secretary wants to put a stop to acronym overuse.

Tags: DoD Update , acronyms , Dorobek Insider , Politico , Michael Bruhn

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:40pm EST

DADT report has early release

The release of the Don't Ask Don't Tell report will be one day earlier.

Tags: DoD Report , Don't Ask Don't Tell , gay rights , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:19pm EST

Sen. Webb puts hold on DoD nominations

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said he will place a hold on all Defense Department nominations for civilian and flag or general officers, saying the Pentagon has not been forthcoming with information about its decision to close the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va.

Tags: JFCOM , Jim Webb , nomination , nominations , transparency , DoD Update

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 10:01am EDT

For first time, women join Navy's sub crew

For the first time in the Navy's history, women will serve on its submarines.

Tags: DoD Report , Gary Roughead , submarines , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:17pm EDT

Takai may still become DoD CIO

DoD withdrew the nomination of Teresa Takai for CIO, but Takai could still end up in a "refashioned" position.

Tags: DoD Update , Dorobek Insider , Teresa Takai , CIO , Defense Information Systems Agency , hiring

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:37pm EDT
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