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Are military domestic abuse cases next to get a prosecution overhaul?

There were at least 40,000 domestic abuse cases in the military over a five year period.

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DoD commission on sexual assault promises it will bring fresh eyes to an old issue

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House panel wants to slow military cuts to medical staff and facilities

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy needs to follow these steps to make pay for performance work

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Brenda Farrell: GAO report questions bonuses, reasons for military pilot recruiting woes

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Brenda Farrell: DoD has ways to go in making human capital management cost effective

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Brenda Farrell: Lack of guidance puts DoD in ethical hot water

Sexual misconduct, bribery and cheating are popping up on the Defense Department’s ethics radar screen. A lack of accountability because of unclear guidance…

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Brenda Farrell, Government Accountability Office

Like many agencies, the Defense and Homeland Security departments have been challenged to get the security clearances needed by their employees. Yet equally…

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GAO: Pentagon needs to connect dots between workforce planning, budget needs

The Defense Department is getting smarter about workforce planning — making sure it has the right people with the right skills in the right positions. But DoD’s five-year strategic workforce plan, released last fall, is short on details in a few key areas, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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