• Army to End Civilian Day Care Subsidies Friday

    Army to End Civilian Day Care Subsidies Friday0

    Civilian Army employees without access to on-base child care will no longer get a $1,500 monthly credit when a new policy kicks in March 1. Government Executive reported on the change, which Army leaders told recipients in a January letter will help “prioritize resources to soldiers and their families.”   U.S. Army photo by James

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  • GAO: Challenges Ahead for Army Modernization

    GAO: Challenges Ahead for Army Modernization0

    The Army is still on track to boost readiness by 2022, but there are still challenges related to modernization, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, Army Technology reported. The Feb. 6 report was a progress update on 44 recommendations GAO has made since 2016. “While the Army continues to make progress, it faces

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  • Suicides Up in Army

    Suicides Up in Army0

    The Army has made progress in preventing suicide but “more work needs to be done,” an Army spokeswoman told Army Times last week after data showed suicide up 20 percent in the Army in 2018. Across all services, suicide ticked down slightly. The latest DOD data shows the problem is most acute among active duty

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  • SECARMY Will Cut Programs to Fund Modernization

    SECARMY Will Cut Programs to Fund Modernization0

    The Army will cut existing programs if necessary to fund its modernization efforts, Army Secretary Mark Esper told CQ in an exclusive interview. “I’ll just have to start peeling programs off the bottom until I get to my number,” he said. DOD budget priorities will be clear when the administration’s federal budget request goes to

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  • Talent Management is Top Priority in ’19: SECARMY

    Talent Management is Top Priority in ’19: SECARMY0

    The Army is moving toward a more “market-based” approach to officer promotion instead of simply moving personnel as needed, Army Secretary Mark Esper told Army Times. “My view is, we’re going to move away from ‘up or out,’” he said. “My shorthand is ‘perform or out.’” He set an April 1 deadline for a task

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  • Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM

    Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM0

    The Senate will soon consider whether to confirm Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett as the next commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). He was officially nominated last week, according to Military.com. FORSCOM, headquartered at Fort Bragg, is the largest organization in the Army. It’s currently being run by acting commander Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson.

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