Leon Panetta

  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told industry leaders he keeps urging Congress to pass a new law to avoid those automatic program cuts.

    July 24, 2012
  • Andrew S. Haeuptle will be director for business integration in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer. Mary M. Gillam will be director for technology and innovation in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

    June 26, 2012
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

    June 20, 2012
  • Commanders and managers in the Defense Department will get new to-do lists soon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said they would play a key role in making the department audit ready. He delivered his message via video to 240 senior officials at a town hall meeting in Washington.

    May 29, 2012
  • Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary Eric Shinseki announce an expansion in 2014 of initial capability of the joint electronic health record to two more sites.

    May 22, 2012
  • Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force's most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts.

    May 16, 2012
  • Hours after a key House committee voted to give the Pentagon more money than it asked for in next year's budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said thanks, but no thanks. Panetta warned passing a $3 billion increase would set a showdown with the Senate and force sequestration to happen.

    May 11, 2012
  • Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

    May 09, 2012
  • Retired general spent 34 years in the Army. He will be in charge of a review to evaluate the changes made to the mortuary procedures.

    November 23, 2011
  • The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts — half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 — the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

    November 22, 2011
  • Reid adds cybersecurity to 2012 Senate agenda. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders applaud importance placed on cybersecurity.

    November 17, 2011
  • The hospital is a merger of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The Army moved patients from the Washington facility to the Bethesda campus and a new hospital at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

    November 11, 2011
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Attorney General Eric Holder are expressing their opposition to a move prevent terror suspects from being tried in Federal Court. The two of them sent a letter to Senate leaders saying the Republican measure would deprive them of a potent weapon in the fight against terrorism. They also claim it could lead increase the risk of terrorists escaping justice and putting other people in danger.

    October 31, 2011
  • Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., Hawkins, who currently serves as deputy director for command, control, communications and computer systems for the Joint Staff, will take over for current DISA director Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett.

    October 31, 2011

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