Furlough FAQ

Pentagon officials said that if sequestration is not averted, they would notify civilians in late March of impending furloughs. Based on guidance from the Pentagon and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, here’s what sequestration could mean to hundreds of thousands of DOD employees worldwide:Q: Who’s subject to furloughs?A: All DOD civilians except for those … Continue reading Furlough FAQ

Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 097-13February 20, 2013Army Cuts By State Briefing________________________________Message from the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications"To All Department of Defense Personnel:"For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly … Continue reading Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications

What do you want your military to do?

“We built a strategy last year that we said we could execute and absorb $487 billion. I can't sit here today and guarantee you that if you take another $175 billion that that strategy remains solvent.” “The question I would ask this committee: What do you want your military to do? If you want it … Continue reading What do you want your military to do?

Deal or No Deal?

Most political analysts on the Hill are predicting that a short-term sequester appears likely. With the “meat ax” about to fall, Congress is still at odds over the budget. Senate Democrats are now pushing a $110B package that would raise new reve-nues and reduce planned defense spending by $27.5B. But House Republicans are flatly refusing … Continue reading Deal or No Deal?

Sequestration Not In The Best Interest Of National Security

This week both SASC and HASC full committees held congressional hearings on the im-pacts of sequestration on the DoD. Witnesses included DepSecDef , USD (Comptroller), CJCS & Service Chiefs. The intent of the hearings was to afford the Department and op-portunity to explain in greater detail the devastating impacts that a yearlong Continuing Resolution, coupled … Continue reading Sequestration Not In The Best Interest Of National Security