US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press at the Pentagon in Washington on May 17, 2013.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that most of its civilian workforce will be required to take 11 unpaid leave days this year as part of an effort to save money in the face of mandatory budget cuts.
Though the furloughs will have less of an impact than we thought it would, now that it’s down to 11 days, it’s still really sort of taking a shot at the people and programs. The Pentagon didn’t take the time to plan in advance and now it seems like people are getting the brunt of it allMore quotes »
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
-- The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.New details on the administration's budget request emerged on Tuesday and underscored the contradiction 3:15 AM Read more »
LI home to a dozen U.S. Army generals
firsthand, but also can handle budgets and planning."At a Friday gathering that drew five generals from Long Island into Rossi's Pentagon office, Maj. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, a special forces soldier from East Meadow , said he is not surprised by the Island's Read more »
Cyr: North Korea's behavior reminiscent of Cold War
at the idle Kaesong industrial park in North Korea will be withdrawn. Pyongyang terminated cooperation early this month. The Pentagon is expanding anti-ballistic missile defenses on the U.S. West Coast, and the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Read more »
Jeffrey: Should the United States intervene in Syria?
readiness and prepare for a number of scenarios" relating to the conflict in neighboring Syria. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to possibly expand the force significantly.And yet the chances are, in today's political environment, Read more »
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Proposed Defense Legislation Would Enable Long-term Satellite Leases
services and the “fair evaluation” of companies seeking to win U.S. Air Force satellite launch contracts. Lawmakers said the Pentagon needs to set up a strategy to enable the multiyear procurement of commercial satellite services. Companies have said for years 45 m ago from SpaceNews.com Read more »
Pentagon wants more than $450 mn for Gitmo amidst swelling hunger strike
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Pentagon looks to private market for health records fix
will work after five years of failure," she asked. But Kendall said VistA, in its current form used by the VA, didn't meet the Pentagon's requirements and would need to be modernized regardless. Whether modernizing that system is the best bet for the Pentagon 12:35 PM from Reuters Mobile Read more »
Pentagon to seek new vets record system
from the military's health care program to the VA system. The official says a monthlong review Hagel ordered concluded the Pentagon should not simply adopt the VA's current electronic records system because buying a new software program would provide better 12:10 PM from Buffalo News Read more »