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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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Updated: DoD to quadruple TRICARE fees for higher-earning retirees

The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , acquisition workforce , budget , Jared Serbu , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies , DoD Update

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:27pm EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , reversibility , efficiencies , Budget Control Act , sequestration , strategic guidance , Leon Panetta , James Winnefeld , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefit , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD , retirement , acquistion workforce , budget , Robert Hale , BRAC , IT efficiencies

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , Reserve , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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Military pay raise, TRICARE premium hikes part of defense authorization bill

Lawmakers have agreed on a $662 billion defense spending bill that includes a 1.6 percent pay raise, increases to TRICARE premiums and a cap on contractor executive pay, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced late Monday.

Tags: DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , F-35 , contracting , Green government

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:18pm EST
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