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DoD plans April contract award to fix ‘fundamentally flawed’ moving system

U.S. Transportation Command said the restructuring it will achieve under the contract is the only way to create “meaningful accountability” in the military’s…

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Army installations commander says time to scrap 2005 concept that created joint bases

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Vacant positions, vacant buildings and a very merry fiscal year

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Senate silent on a federal pay raise, and other bills to watch

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Lawmakers, VSOs coming around on BRAC-like process for VA but still disagree over details

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DoD is backing McCain’s BRAC amendment, Thornberry open to BRAC

The Defense Department is trying a new tactic on its plea for base realignment and closure.

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A recently released transcript from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, features new allegations of involvement in terrorism by officials in Saudi Arabia, including an unnamed member of the royal family.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Dozens of think tankers join DoD in push for BRAC

More than 30 think tank experts are calling for military base closures. The Defense Department says it is operating with a 22 percent excess of infrastructure.

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DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.

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