• Services Failed to Check Backgrounds of Civilians in Military Housing, IG Finds

    Services Failed to Check Backgrounds of Civilians in Military Housing, IG Finds0

    Installation officials failed to conduct complete background checks on a majority of civilians who applied to live in family housing projects at two of three bases studied by the DOD Inspector General. “As a result, DOD assumed an unnecessary safety and security risk to military personnel, their dependents, civilians and assets,” the Inspector General found. The office reviewed records at Fort Detrick, Md.; Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; and Naval Station Mayport, Fla. …

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  • Conferees Find Middle Ground on Pentagon Streamlining Initiative0

    The Defense Department would need to achieve $10 billion in savings in its headquarters, administrative and support activities within four years, under the final version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill. Spending on major headquarters activities — which would count toward the $10 billion target — would need to be trimmed by 25 percent by FY 2020, according to the legislation. The language also allows DOD to count savings already realized through an initiative announced in 2013 to lower headquarters spending by 20 percent …

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