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Cabinet Tracker

President Barack Obama may be staying put for four more years, but many of the top officials he appointed to agency posts are eyeing the exits. Federal News Radio's Cabinet Tracker will follow the comings and goings of the leaders in his Cabinet (and other high-level presidential appointees) heading into Obama's second term.

Tags: Election 2012 , Hillary Clinton , Shaun Donovan , Hilda Solis , Todd Park , Steven VanRoekel , Jeff Zients , Tim Geithner , Eric Holder , Janet Napolitano

Monday - 11/12/2012, 02:27pm EST

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

Tags: DoD , sequstration

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 12:08pm EST

DoD details states hit hardest by sequestration

The Pentagon's budget chief, Robert Hale, told reporters that the economic impact of sequestration would be felt nationwide. The biggest potential losses, in term of total civilian payroll dollars, would be in Virginia, California, Maryland, Texas and Georgia, he said. Hale said the unpaid leaves for civilian workers would begin in late April and would save $4 billion to $5 billion if extended through the end of the budget year, Sept. 30.

Tags: sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , furloughs , budget , DoD

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:41pm EST
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Panetta calls on lame duck Congress to resolve sequestration

Pentagon makes one more plea for a resolution to sequestration. A regular budget, an annual authorization bill and a resolution to the fight over cybersecurity laws would be helpful as well.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Congress , sequestration , budget , critical infrastructure , Eric Rosenbach , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/26/2012, 05:24am 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 , George Little , sequestration , Todd Harrison , Tom Donnelly , Russell Rumbaugh , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , American Enterprise Institute , Stimson Center , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/09/2012, 05:50am EST
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Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Martin Dempsey , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu ,

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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Air Force's sequestration hit would mean less of everything

Air Force commanders will get orders in the next few days to plan for the possibility of fewer flying hours, providing fewer office supplies and working on fewer IT upgrades. Part of the service's planning will be to figure out how many civilian workers would need to be furloughed and for how long.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Air Force , Michael Donley , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , workforce , furloughs

Monday - 01/14/2013, 05:19am EST
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