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Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , National Defense Authorization Act , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , service contracting , Adam Smith , House , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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Some National Guard members to pay dental premiums directly

Changes to the TRICARE Dental Program will mean some National Guard and Reserve members will have to pay their premiums the old-fashioned way.

Tags: National Guard and Reserves , pay and benefits , DoD Report , Federal Drive , dental

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 07:30am EDT

House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Military Officers Association of America , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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DoD seeks health care savings, reorganization of Military Health System

The Defense Department has identified four ways it wants to cut health-care costs and increase the quality of its care. Assistant Secretary of Defense for health affairs Dr. Jonathon Woodson told the House Armed Services Committee it wants to reorganize the Military Health System.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , DoD Report , Military Health System , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:52pm EDT

DoD awards United Health six-year TRICARE contract

The Defense Department has awarded United Health Military and Veteran Services a six-year contract to operate TRICARE in the Western U.S., including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and a handlful of other states.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , contracting , TriWest , United Health , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/19/2012, 07:54pm EDT

House Armed Services chair says he will reverse DoD cuts

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that his committee's 2013 DoD authorization bill will undo Defense spending cuts the Pentagon has already proposed.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , sequestration , Budget Control Act , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT

DoD plan reshapes military health structure

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Ashton Carter , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:16am EST

GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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Will prescription-manager merger lead to higher TRICARE costs?

John Coster, the senior vice president of government affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a merger between two pharmacy benefit managers could lead to higher TRICARE costs.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , John Coster , pay and benefits , DoD

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 05:34pm EST
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