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DOD’s Efficiency Initiatives Encounter Resistance

  • March 11, 2012
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Several elements of past Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ initiative to save money by streamlining overhead have encountered difficulties, but overall the effort is advancing, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said last week. Attempts to limit the number of civilian workers and eliminate contract workers may not be successful, Hale said …

Budget Cuts Have Already Arrived, Army Says

  • March 1, 2012
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The cutbacks in personnel and funding affecting installation support since fiscal 2011 are expected to continue for the foreseeable future, Craig College, the Army’s deputy assistant chief of staff for installation management, told attendees at this week’s 2012 ADC Winter Forum. In the current year, FY 2012, Army officials are coping with a $1.5 billion cut in installation funding from the previous year. As a result, 3,766 civilian positions will be eliminated from the service’s installation workforce this year …

Schwartz Assures Panel Eglin Will Not Lose Test Wing

  • March 1, 2012
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The planned reorganization of Air Force Materiel Command is not a precursor to relocating Eglin AFB’s weapons research and development function, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said Tuesday. “We are not de-establishing the Air Armament Center. Nothing is migrating from Eglin with respect to the proposal for the Air Force Materiel Command reorganization,” Schwartz said …

Milcon Delay Contributes to Budget Savings

  • February 14, 2012
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DOD officials are counting a delay in funding planned military construction projects from fiscal 2013 to 2017 as saving $8.2 billion when compared to the previous year’s long-term spending plan. The department is relying on the delay in funding construction projects as one of its primary areas of savings in its latest round of efficiency initiatives …

Accessions Command Comes to an End

  • January 22, 2012
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The Army’s Accessions Command was officially discontinued during a ceremony last week at Fort Knox, Ky., closing the book on the activity responsible for recruitment for the past 10 years. The Army announced the inactivation last April as a cost-cutting move …

AFMC Reorganization Should Be Suspended, Former Robins Official Says

  • January 17, 2012
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The planned reorganization of Air Force Materiel Command, part of an Air Force move to trim its civilian workforce and improve efficiency, will harm the service’s logistics function and should be postponed until congressional hearings can be held, said Mike O’Hara, a former director of civilian personnel at Robins AFB. “I fear that these necessary reductions are being used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the pending disaster that will result from the reorganization being quietly slipped into place …

Installation Support, Headquarters Functions Absorb Brunt of Air Force Downsizing

  • January 12, 2012
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Installation support functions account for 1,700 of the civilian positions the Air Force is eliminating as part of its effort to pare funding for civilian personnel to fiscal 2010 levels, the second largest activity affected by the moves. The initiative to tailor installation support is intended to increase efficiencies by standardizing the level of service for specific functions across Air Force installations; consolidating base support activities where feasible …

Army Task Force Seeks to Cut Costs, Reform Installation Management

  • November 28, 2011
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Recommendations from an Army task force created to “critically examine installation management programs, services and organizational structures” are expected to be submitted to Army Secretary John McHugh early next year, an Army spokesman told 360 last week. The task force has been asked to craft a plan for short- and long-term reforms …

Utah Officials Push Back against Air Force Restructuring

  • November 6, 2011
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Hill AFB will lose an estimated 261 workers over the next year following last week’s announcement that the Air Force will cut 9,000 civilian positions, but Utah officials are focusing on the long-term uncertainty the move creates. “It doesn’t appear to us this is the end of it …

Air Force Restructuring Cuts 9,000 Civilians

  • November 2, 2011
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The Air Force will eliminate 9,000 civilian positions in management, staff and support areas as part of a reorganization intended to freeze the civilian workforce at fiscal 2010 levels, officials announced Wednesday. The service’s effort to streamline management and overhead is ongoing, with additional moves expected …

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