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Russell Rumbaugh, Senior Associate, Stimson Center

Air Force leadership rolls out a new strategic plan today. "America's Air Force: A Call to the Future" is a 30-year plan that focuses on four key points the Air Force believes will shape the future of air power. But their plan isn't entirely a new concept. Russell Rumbaugh is Director of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense, and Senior Associate, at the Stimson Center. Russell and his colleague Barry Blechman from Stimson wrote in Breaking Defense about a concept called Strategic Agility. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the connection between today's plan -- as introduced by Secretary James and General Welsh -- and the work he and Barry have done.

Tags: Russell Rumbaugh , DoD , Air Force , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Russell Rumbaugh, Senior Associate, Stimson Center

More than $1 trillion in sequestration-related cuts could put national security at risk. That's what the Defense Department argues. The Pentagon's report describes what DoD could look like if sequestration continues past fiscal 2015. Russell Rumbaugh, director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense and senior associate at the Stimson Center, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Russell Rumbaugh , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:27pm EDT
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A look at the first appropriated Defense bill in a long time

Gordon Adams, professor of International Relations at American University, distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center and former associate director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget joins host Francis Rose.

Tags: Gordon Adams , DoD , budget , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 06:21pm EST
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Report: Pentagon could cut thousands of employees

The Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending. Nearly $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in the report released Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , budget , workforce

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 01:30am EDT

From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs

In an open letter to congressional leaders and to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a broad array of military scholars argue the cost of running the Pentagon bureaucracy soon will crowd out the spending necessary to fight and win wars.

Tags: DoD , budget , military compensation , BRAC , workforce , Jared Serbu , Larry Korb , Gordon Adams , Center for American Progress , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Brookings Institution , David Berteau , Mackenzie Eaglen , American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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DoD in denial about budget future, experts say

Defense budget watchers say despite abundant evidence to the contrary, the Pentagon appears to believe it will eventually get most of its funding wishes over the coming few years. "Whether [sequestration] stays in place for nine more years is an open question, but it's certainly going to be in place for the foreseeable future," said Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , budget , American Enterprise Institute , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Mackenzie Eaglen , Todd Harrison , Gordon Adams , Clark Murdock , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/25/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Next few weeks critical to defining DoD in second Obama term

"Fog bank" of threatened automatic spending cuts makes predicting Defense policy under a re-elected President Obama difficult. But experts agree DoD is likely to take more cuts, with or without sequestration.

Tags: Election 2012 , Barack Obama , DoD , Leon Panetta , George Little , sequestration , Todd Harrison , Tom Donnelly , Russell Rumbaugh , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , American Enterprise Institute , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/09/2012, 05:50am EST
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Sequestration effects becoming clear for DoD

DoD's operations and maintenance accounts will likely be hit first if sequestration goes into effect. Unlike its procurement and research and development activities, which can continue to function on funds obligated in prior years, O&M dollars generally get spent right away. In preparation for sequestration, the Pentagon has already let go of tens of thousands of temporary hires and is drawing up a contingency plan for one-day-a-week furloughs. Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter says the unpaid furloughs would begin in April and continue through the remainder of the fiscal year if sequestration is not avoided.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , CSIS , DoD budget , Gordon Adams , Brookings Institution , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , David Berteau , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/28/2013, 05:31am EST
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Analysis: Sequester unlikely, but major Defense cuts ahead

Russel Rumbaugh, co-director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, sees the looming sequester as an empty threat. Meanwhile, DoD and the administration move forward with significant cuts in spending.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Russel Rumbaugh , sequester , sequestration , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Split the Atom, Join the Efforts

Tags: mngt , DoE , nuclear labs , Elizabeth Turpen

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 10:37am EDT
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