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Defense finance systems over budget, years behind schedule

According to a GAO report, the Defense Department's finance systems are $6.9 billion over budget and 2 to twelve years behind schedule, NextGov reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Nextgov , DoD , GAO , overbudget , audit

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:13pm EDT

What if the Postal Service runs out of money?

The financially collapsing USPS must pay $5.5 billion each year to prefund its retiree health benefits. There is no penalty if USPS doesn't pay, Washington Post reports. But as the nation's second largest employer, if USPS can't make the $5.5 billion payment, who can?

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , USPS , Washington Post

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 03:34pm EDT

Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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How to get your agency's 2012 budget in line

Long before it hits Congress and reconciliation, your agency's budget has to be figured out. In a special panel discussion, Federal News Radio asks DoD's Mike McCord and former OMBer Karen Evans to explain how the magic happens.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , Federal News Radio Discussion , DoD , defense , Mike McCord , Karen Evans , OMB , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 08/27/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Serious cost-cutters only, please

Read a new column from William Eggers and John O'Leary.

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Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Study: End-of-year spending stereotype wrong

A new study aims to break the stereotype involved with the end of the fiscal year.

Tags: contracting , management , Ramji Balakrishnan , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:48pm EDT
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DISA's Sienkiewicz works through Pentagon reshuffle

DISA's chief information officer says he's unsure how budget changes at DoD will affect his agency.
Aug. 19, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Henry Sienkiewicz , DISA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 03:20pm EDT
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Are recent cuts to DoD programs just the beginning?

In Depth's new series, Pentagon Solutions, takes a look at why Secretary Robert Gates is calling for the cuts of certain programs, and whether or not there might be more to come.

Tags: DoD , Robert Gates , Mackenzie Eaglen , Winslow Wheeler , Heritage Foundation , CDI , Dorothy Ramienski , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:17pm EDT
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Will Secretary of Defense Gates' legacy continue?

The DoD Secretary says he wants to leave before 2012.

Tags: DoD , Robert Gates , GovExec , Tom Shoop ,

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 02:57pm EDT
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5 steps DoD can follow to save money

One analyst says he has some ideas when it comes to helping the Defense Department save money.

Tags: management , DoD , Winslow Wheeler , Straus Military Reform Project , Center for Defense Information ,

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:41pm EDT
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