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DOD looks at funding’s effect on personnel, programs

Posted March 29, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said March 27. The legislation may mean fewer furlough days for defense civilian employees. “The full range of options…

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Obama Announces Military-to-Civilian Skills Certification Program

Posted June 7, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – President Barack Obama today announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification…

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Biden, Carter Applaud ‘Team MRAP’ as Production Ends

Posted October 4, 2012 by Story by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Vice President Joe Biden today joined Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at a Pentagon ceremony marking the end of production of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted April 12, 2013 by

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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Biden Promotes Service to Military Families

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

Dr. Jill Biden shed light on her message of rallying support for military families yesterday with a presentation before one of the world’s largest gatherings devoted to national serivce and volunteerism.…

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