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Pentagon Ramps Up Civilian Hiring; Other Agencies Get Cut

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Given the two-year break from sequestration, the Pentagon is hurrying up to hire civilians to push the modernization of the force to head off advances by China and Russia, a new DoD strategy document says.

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Lawmakers Push Pentagon on Reforms, AI, New Missiles

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The push from Capitol Hill follows a year of the Pentagon promising to do more, and do it quickly, when it comes to developing and buying next-generation technologies.

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Pentagon’s Top Acquisition Job Gone, Reshaped In Defense Policy Bill

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED: Adds Comment By Head of Professional Services Council, David Berteau WASHINGTON: The post of undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, currently held by the estimable Frank Kendall, will be no more come 2018. A Senate staff member confirms that the post will continue through 2017, according to language in the 2017 National… Keep reading →

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SASC NDAA: McCain Kills Kendall’s Job, F-35 JPO, 25% Of Generals

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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UPDATED from SASC briefing WASHINGTON: In their dueling drafts of the annual defense bill, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain has staked out bold positions where the House’s Mac Thornberry is cautious — and McCain is cautious where Thornberry is bold. Specifically, according to a summary his staff released last night, McCain’s bill is bold… Keep reading →

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