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Levin, Coburn leave legacy of bipartisanship, oversight

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) says "bipartisanship is not extinct" in his farewell speech to Congress. Wastebook author Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says oversight is a duty that many senators continue to ignore.

Tags: Carl Levin , National Defense Authorization Act , DoD , Senate , Congress , oversight , Tom Coburn , Wastebook , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mike Rogers , Tom Carper , Jeff Sessions , Debbie Stabenow , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/15/2014, 02:27pm EST

House passes NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

The House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Thursday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , DoD , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 12:17pm EST

How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , Katrina McFarland , GAO , David Powner , 5000 guidance , section 804 report , IT Dashboard , Teri Takai , Kevin Scheid , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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Ayotte wants answers on A-10 cuts, blocks Air Force nominee

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has put confirmation of Deborah Lee James on hold until she gets answers about possible cuts to the A-10 Thunderbolt attack fighter fleet.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , DoD , people , Senate , Kelly Ayotte , A-10

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 01:46pm EDT

Senate poised to confirm first DoD IG in nearly two years

FDIC IG Jon Rymer said if confirmed, sexual assault and suicide prevention will be top priorities.

Tags: DoD , oversight , Jon Rymer , FDIC , Joe Donnelly , Lauren Larson

Monday - 07/29/2013, 11:51am EDT

DoD getting down to brass tacks with 2014 sequestration cuts

The military's two top ranking officers said in a Senate confirmation hearing that the department has been working on the plan for the past two weeks and should complete it by October.

Tags: Martin Dempsey , DoD , James Winnefeld , sequestration , workforce , budget , Chuck Hagel , Cogan Schneier , Ashton Carter

Friday - 07/19/2013, 06:39am EDT

DoD's BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Kelly Ayotte , Jeanne Shaheen , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , John Conger , Jared Serbu , management ,

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration

Army leaders say the belated passage of a 2013 budget helped this year's fiscal picture, but the service still is more than $15 billion short of funds. If sequestration continues, the service will shrink by at least 100,000 soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , Congress , sequestration , workforce , civilian workforce , John McHugh , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 07:22am EDT
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