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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted November 22, 2016 by Richard Salomon

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Carter: DOD’s fiscal 2017 budget request takes long view

Posted April 29, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The fiscal year 2017 Defense Department budget request must, of necessity, take the long view, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee April 27. The secretary said the long view is needed, “because, even as we fight today’s fights, we must also be prepared for what might come 10, 20, or 30…

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Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

Posted April 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon’s press secretary said April 25. The additional personnel include special operations forces and…

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