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 Defense

  1. Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., employs civilian security officers for installation entry control to facilitate deployments for active duty airmen. The Air Force plans to cut about 2,700 civilian employees to deal with budget reductions. Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole / Air Force

    Air Force to cut civilian workforce in 2015

    Early retirements, buyouts and attrition will shrink the ranks.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  2. The Defense Department is under pressure to reduce unneeded inventory. Pfc. Franklin E. Mercado/USMC

    Senators: DoD must cut excess inventory

    Carper and Coburn say better control would make budget cuts less painful.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  3. Hoyer

    Lawmakers divided on possible 2017 BRAC round

    When it comes to a new round of base closures in 2017, lawmakers are split between lukewarm support, vehement opposition and general uncertainty.

    • Feb. 28, 2014
  4. A new BRAC round is needed to help cut the Defense Department's civilian workforce, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox, seen here testifying at a recent Senate committee hearing, said Tuesday. (DoD photo) Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

    New BRAC round needed for civilian workforce reductions, officials say

    The Defense Department's ability to pare its civilian workforce hinges partly on getting the go-ahead to launch a new wave of base realignments and closures (BRAC), top officials said Tuesday.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  5. Hagel: DoD must close bases, will ask Congress for new BRAC

    The Defense Department must close bases and realign its forces in order to meet congressional mandated budget cuts, according to DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  6. Couple in DoD fraud case get jail time

    Keith and Angela Johnson pled guilty to charges.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  7. A new policy will make lost or stolen CAC cards harder to replace. Air Force

    DOD making it more complicated to replace CAC cards

    More documentation will be required for lost or stolen cards

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  8. Pentagon looking for 'Big Mechanism' to mine health data

    The Pentagon is planning to embark on a $45 million data mining program, which it calls a 'Big Mechanism,' to track research into the biology of cancer and signal pathways for cancer cells.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  9. Booz Allen Hamilton will continue working under a DISA contract that had originally gone to another company. Pictured: Booz Allen's McLean, Va., headquarters. Thomas Brown / Gannett Government Media Corp

    Booz Allen keeps place on DISA contract

    Company brought back after successor contract comes under protest.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
  10. Air Force. Brig. Gen. Kathryn Johnson and Robert Shofner, a civilian executive, are leading the service's renewed logistics modernization effort Mike Morones

    Air Force tries again on logistics modernization

    Think smaller. Know your needs exactly and use government experts, not contractors, to figure them out. Try to avoid tinkering with commercial software.

    • Jan. 17, 2014
  11. Military services undergo massive health IT consolidation

    Until recently, each of the military services had their own health information technology organizations, complete with separate data centers, contracting practices, infrastructure and applications.

    • Jan. 10, 2014
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