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Work: DoD to experience 'trough' of readiness as it resets force

Robert Work, the new deputy defense secretary, told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the Defense Department will experience a two-year trough in readiness as it resets its force,

Tags: DoD , OCO , James Winnefeld , readiness , Afghanistan , counterterrorism , budget , Michael OConnell , House , House Armed Services Committee

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:22pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury's Reger joins OMB

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

Tags: Teri Takai , FedRAMP , GSA , DoD , Keith Alexander , Edward Snowden , cloud , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Treasury , Mark Reger , Danny Werfel , Norman Dong , OMB , Anne Rung , Dennis VanderTuig , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Lesley Field , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:31pm EDT

DoD nominees face scrutiny over Pentagon plan to shrink compensation costs

Just a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed reductions in military end-strength and shrinking compensation costs as part of next year's budget plan, a slate of nominees to lead key offices at the Pentagon faced congressional scrutiny.

Tags: Senate , Congress , budget , Chuck Hagel , DoD budget , Mike McCord , DoD audit , LCS , John McCain , Carl Levin

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:29pm EST

Obama nominates Bob Work to be No. 2 at DoD

Robert Work will return to the Defense Department for a third tour of duty. He was in the Marines for 27 years and served almost four years as undersecretary of the Navy.

Tags: people , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Christine Fox , Center for New American Security , Jason Miller , Navy

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:59pm EST

After Navy role, Work to head CNAS think tank

Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work will become the CEO of the Center for a New American Security, a prestigious defense think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. Work will start at CNAS April 22.

Tags: Navy , CNAS , Michele Flournoy

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 06:32pm EST

Navy living out its 'heyday,' but rough seas ahead

Robert Work, the undersecretary of the Navy, says forget about the Reagan-era aspirations of a 600-ship fleet. Even with a smaller Navy, things are better than ever, he says, even if they're about to get worse due to smaller budgets and the threat of sequestration. "Yes, things might get worse. In fact, they probably will get worse. But this is the heyday of the U.S. Navy. And, if you're not excited, you ain't breathing," he said at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium this week.

Tags: DoD , Navy , sequestration , budget , Jared Serbu , Tom Copeman , management , Ray Mabus , continuing resolution

Friday - 01/18/2013, 06:12am EST
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By year's end, troops will be unable to respond to crises, Pentagon says

Shortfalls in operating accounts would mean military units would be undertrained, underequipped and unable to deploy by the end of fiscal 2013, senior DoD officials predict.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , DoD budget , Navy , Army , readiness , Joint Chiefs of Staff , sequestration , James Winnefeld , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:39am EST
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Navy Undersecretary Robert Work to leave post

Robert Work, the Navy's undersecretary, will not serve a second term under President Obama.

Tags: Navy , DoD , people , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/18/2013, 07:16am EST

Navy, Air Force CMOs decry 'blunt, formulaic' cuts to civilian workforce

Senate-passed annual authorization bill for DoD would require a 5 percent cut in non-uniformed employees. Chief management officers from two military services say mathematical cuts to a workforce that's "under siege" would be unwise.

Tags: DoD , workforce , civilian workforce , Navy , Air Force , Congress , Jamie Morin , Jared Serbu , Government Executive

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:56am EST
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , ERP , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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