The defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness position has been largely vacant for the past five years. Is it too big for one person?
The result is weaker support for the military and possibly counterproductive legislation, says Rick Berger at the American Enterprise Institute.
The office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness has five Senate-confirmable positions and up until now, Robert Wilkie’s seat was the only one the Trump administration had managed to fill.
Roslyn Layton is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and argued against the pattern of inconsistency.
Military officers needs explicit permission from Congress to transition from part-time reservist to full-time active duty, but Air Force secretary Heather Wilson said that hinders retention.
From the American Enterprise Institute, Rebecca Burgess said why she thinks the VA should pay more attention to economic opportunity.
Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said it might be time to do away with the Congressional Budget Office.
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.
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees’ pay and benefits Thursday.