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DoD spending growth slows to 3 percent

New figures show U.S. defense spending grew by just under 3 percent last year. That's compared with more than seven percent on average for most of the decade.

Tags: DoD Report , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute , budget , China , In Depth

Monday - 04/11/2011, 02:51pm EDT

DoD mandates use of online tools for cost estimates

Beginning in February, all Defense Department components will be required to use new online tools to generate cost estimates for "any new proposal or initiative, large or small." Secretary Robert Gates in a memo urged DoD employees to start using the online tools now.

Tags: management , DoD , Congress , Robert Gates , Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 07:29pm EST

DoD budget to shrink in 2012

The defense budget will shrink by at least $15 billion in fiscal year 2012, Military Times reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Military Times , budget , Senate , omnibus , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:32pm EST

Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket

The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it's on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , defense spending bill , Senate Armed Services Committee , Harry Reid , Joe Lieberman , Senate , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:38pm EST

Deficit reduction to hit Pentagon in the pocket

In addition to cuts in federal pay and furloughs for government workers the commission also wants to roll back defense spending. Carl Conetta, Co-Director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, says we're on the right track with defense cuts.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , deficit reduction commission , furloughs , budget cuts , defense cuts , Project on Defense Alternatives , Carl Conetta

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 09:40am EST
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Schwartz outlines Air Force adjustments, changes

The world has changed and the United States Air Force must change too, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said at the National Press Club.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Norman Schwartz , Air Force , DoD , Robert Gates

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:41pm EDT

Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , DoD , Congress

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Grassley: DoD IG's lax oversight results in fraud

The Pentagon's top watchdog has abandoned efforts to do in-depth audits of defense contracts, leaving billions of dollars in taxpayer money at risk because of overpayments and fraud, according to an investigative report due to be made public Thursday.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Pentagon , contracting , management , DoD , Chuck Grassley , IG

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 04:37pm EDT
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