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Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power

Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power

It’s a New Year but it’s déjà vu at the White House. We saw it before during the Bush-Cheney administration: President Bush infamously tried to undermine legislation by signing it with one hand while using the other to assert he […]


Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff. In a memo […]


Gunship guru saves $14 million

Gunship guru saves $14 million

Bill Walter, an Air Force Special Operation Command Strike Requirements Branch program analyst, has a long history of brainstorming money-saving ideas and seeing them to fruition. A tip from the U.S. Army Ammunition Program Office led Walter to a valuable […]


Memo Tells DOD Components to Plan for Budget Uncertainties

Memo Tells DOD Components to Plan for Budget Uncertainties

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has released a memo directing the services and defense agencies to begin planning for possible upcoming budget challenges. The memo allows defense components to freeze civilian hiring, terminate temporary hires and reduce base operating […]


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 […]


 
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