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Comptroller: Shutdown Cost DOD $600 Million In Productivity

Comptroller: Shutdown Cost DOD $600 Million In Productivity

Furloughs of civilian employees as a result of the government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in productivity, the Pentagon’s top financial officer said today. During a Pentagon news conference, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale said that […]


Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

On the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, Defense Department civilians excluded by law from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Oct. 7 recall to work of thousands of fellow employees still await an end to the political standoff that sent […]


Congress restores US military death benefits

Congress restores US military death benefits

Congress moved Thursday to reinstate US military death benefits, after the government shutdown halted the payments to grieving families of US soldiers killed on duty. The Senate passed the mini funding bill by unanimous consent one day after the House […]


US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

US Suspends Large Part of Military Assistance to Egypt

The United States is suspending the delivery of major weapons to Egypt over delays in progress toward an inclusive government. The decision follows the ouster of the country’s first democratically-elected leader. The Obama administration says it is holding back the […]


New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining effort of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year. “This […]


Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Oct. 1 here. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific region this week for high-level meetings […]


No FY14 budget, tuition assistance suspended

No FY14 budget, tuition assistance suspended

With the U.S. government failing to pass a fiscal 2014 budget, all tuition assistance for classes starting on or after Oct. 1 will be suspended until further notice. As a result, effective immediately, the ability to apply for TA through […]


US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

US Government Shutdown Will Delay Military Funding for Israel

The partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government means there is no money for foreign military assistance, delaying support for long-time allies like Israel. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that because there is no federal budget for the […]


Government Split Over Cuts to Swedish Military

Government Split Over Cuts to Swedish Military

The Swedish armed forces will have to pay for the next generation of “super-JAS” warplanes without any new grant from the government, meaning that cuts in other areas are inevitable, reports Swedish Radio News. Svenska Dagbladet has seen a leaked […]


 
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