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New BRAC round hits dead end

The Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee approved legislation rejecting the Pentagon's request to shutter installations and facilities in the United States that are no longer needed.

Tags: BRAC , Congress , DoD , Jeanne Shaheen

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 07:40pm EDT

Pentagon preparing 2014 spending plan that factors in sequestration

By July 1, the Pentagon will provide the Senate Armed Services Committee its plan for managing reduced fiscal 2014 budget levels, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a speech Wednesday. The committee had asked DoD to provide a list of spending reductions after the White House submitted a budget proposal for next fiscal year that simply ignored sequestration, ostensibly in the hope that the automatic budget cuts would be canceled or otherwise avoided in 2014.

Tags: DoD , Ashton Carter , sequestration , budget ,

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:07pm EDT

Report: US footing greater bill for overseas bases

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Thursday - 04/18/2013, 04:10am EDT

DoD constructing offensive, defensive cyber teams

U.S. Cyber Command is putting together dozens of groups to defend the military's network, to work with combatant commanders on offensive tactics and to respond to attacks against the nation. Gen. Keith Alexander, however, said budget cuts will delay DoD's ability to recruit and train team members.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , Robert Kehler , workforce , training , sequestration , Jason Miller , U.S. Cyber Command

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:13am EDT
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Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Senate panel to vote Tuesday on Hagel nomination

Tags: Senate , Congress , DoD ,

Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:20pm EST
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