Robert Hale

defense budget

Panel readies more than two dozen ideas to fix DoD budget process

The PPBE Commission’s final report won’t be released until March 6, but panel members say it will recommend significant changes for both DoD and Congress.

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DoD’s budget challenges will take years to fix, but reform commission says now’s the time to start

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Military officials encouraged by possible budget reforms, but want Congress to address CRs too

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Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer attends a Senate Armed Services hearing Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Navy says its readiness is improving, but progress is fragile

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From a former Pentagon CFO, 10 suggestions for the incoming administration on DoD business reform

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Congress creates new DoD Chief Management Officer, punts on role of CIO

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Future Army Commission prods Congress for solid funds

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Thornberry says ‘message received’ on high sustainment costs

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Robert Hale and Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: Pentagon launches program to recognize its best suppliers

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Pentagon, Senate lawmakers already at odds over 2015 budget cuts

DoD’s cost savings proposals for 2015 and beyond include something for every lawmaker to hate. The process of selling the budget on Capitol Hill officially…

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Pentagon seeks new out-of-pocket charges for TRICARE beneficiaries

Family members of active duty service members and military retirees would see new fees under the Defense Department’s proposal to consolidate TRICARE plans,…

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DoD ties another round of BRAC to sizable civilian personnel cuts

Defense Department officials said reducing and realigning bases and depots will help them achieve more savings that can be put toward readiness. Acting Defense Deputy Secretary Christine Fox said this round of BRAC would be different than in 2005.

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