Arnold Punaro

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How inflation has hit federal contractors

Inflation has seeped into every area of the economy, both goods and labor. For federal contractors, operating under fixed-priced contractors, and for the…

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The military has a hard time doing its job when Congress doesn’t do its job

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Why DoD’s fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust budgets

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Why the fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust Defense budgets

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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon has endorsed a new slate of initiatives to expand diversity within the ranks and reduce prejudice, including in recruiting, retention and professional development across the force. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon moves quickly to redistribute duties of now-abolished chief management officer

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Senate Defense bill would eliminate DoD’s chief management officer

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Congress finds family life at the root of military personnel issues

The Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee is preparing its provisions for the 2018 defense authorization bill and this week it heard from some former…

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Defense Secretary James Mattis

It’s uncertain who will be on the DoD chopping block with new government reforms

DoD and Congress have been working on trimming the civilian workforce for years. Will the new OMB memo do anything different?

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Mark A. Milley

Military services chiefs say 2017 CR would be the worst yet

The top military leaders of each branch say the cumulative effect of years of continuing resolutions is taking its toll. But what makes 2017 so much worse than all the other years?

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