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Defense Department to cut 209 senior executives

Feb. 18, 2011 - 06:00AM   |  
By STEPHEN LOSEY   |   Comments
Defense Secretary Robert Gates first proposed cutting at least 150 executive positions in August 2010.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates first proposed cutting at least 150 executive positions in August 2010. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

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The Defense Department is finalizing plans to cut 209 civilian senior executive positions.

In a statement sent Friday to Federal Times, the Pentagon said 126 positions will be eliminated outright, and the remaining 83 jobs will be downgraded to GS-15 positions.

Ninety-seven of the affected jobs will be non-intelligence members of the Senior Executive Service. Defense will also cut 21 senior-level or scientific and professional positions, as well as 33 highly qualified experts.

Defense also plans to eliminate five intelligence SES members and 53 intelligence senior-level employees.

In August, Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed cutting at least 150 executive positions over a two-year period.

"The eliminations followed a review of senior civilian staff to ensure it is properly sized and aligned with DoD missions and goals," Defense said in a statement.

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