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Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. The change comes with the expiration in legislation that was […]


Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

Japan will raise military spending this year for the first time in over a decade under a ruling party plan, an official said Tuesday, as Tokyo summoned Beijing’s envoy in a territorial row. The national defence task force of the […]


Defense Authorization Act boosts pay, requires special training

Defense Authorization Act boosts pay, requires special training

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 into law, Jan. 2. Among other things, the act authorizes a 1.7-percent increase in Soldier pay, effective Jan. 1, as well as funds for Army procurement, operations, […]


Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

The legislation President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2 postponed the fiscal cliff and means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said today. The legislation increases Social Security withholding taxes to 6.2 percent. For the […]


Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act

Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act

President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannot be […]


US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

The Pentagon is bracing for deep spending cuts that will affect every facet of the US military if lawmakers fail to agree a deal to avert dramatic budget reductions, officials said Monday. The Defense Department will be forced to scale […]


The Strategic Value of the V-22 In the Emerging Security Environment

The Strategic Value of the V-22 In the Emerging Security Environment

The U.S. military faces two fundamental challenges. The first is the need to downsize in the face of increasing budgetary pressures. The second is the requirement to continue to conduct a broad array of missions around the world. While senior […]


Report: DoD Faces Challenges in Acquisition Reform

Report: DoD Faces Challenges in Acquisition Reform

The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to implement fundamental Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (Reform Act) provisions, including those for approving acquisition strategies and better monitoring weapon acquisition programs. DOD is also continuing to take additional […]


Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

As the cost of militaries increase, NATO allies can benefit from an efficiencies-driven Smart Defense program, Allied Command Transformation officials said here yesterday. Army Lt. Col. William Brown III, ACT Core Team member, and Richard Perks, ACT Capability Development Strategist […]


 
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