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Apparently, the powers that be have deigned Leon Panetta the next secretary of defense. While it is not yet clear if the powers that be includes the president or any of his closest advisors, the CIA director appears to be the frontrunner among Washington insiders as to who will replace Robert Gates when he steps down before the end of the year …READ MORE
The effort to identify the hundreds of billions of dollars in defense savings called for under President Obama’s debt reduction proposal will be an analytical process that outlines the impacts varying levels of budget cuts will have on force structure, missions and capabilities. “What I want to do is frame this in a way the consequences and the risks are identified so people can make well-thought-out decisions …READ MORE
The Presidio of Monterey, Calif., this week received a Secretary of the Army Superior Quality-of-Life award for partnering with a local agency to encourage the use of mass transit. The Army garrison’s partnership with Monterey Salinas Transit reduced pollution and traffic congestion, alleviated parking constraints, expanded transportation options …READ MORE
U.S. Army Accessions Command, the activity responsible for recruiting the service’s officer and enlisted ranks, will be inactivated as a result of efficiency reviews conducted by the Army and DOD. Over the next year to 18 months, the Accessions Command inactivation is expected to create economic savings through manpower reductions, including the elimination of two general officer and 65 other military positions, about 130 civilian positions …READ MORE
Following “damning evidence” from DOD’s inspector general that the Army used faulty data to justify its plan to move thousands of defense workers to a site in Alexandria, Va., Rep. Jim Moran is encouraging the city of Alexandria, surrounding counties and the commonwealth of Virginia to take legal action to delay the transfer. “I think we finally have the credible foundation for a legal challenge to this pending fiasco …READ MORE
Difficult decisions about military priorities, including whether to reduce the size of the Armed Forces or to buy new weapons, will be required to meet President Obama’s goal of cutting $400 billion in defense spending by 2023. “Nobody should confuse this with an efficiency exercise. This is going to be about cutting muscle and accepting greater risk and reducing capabilities …READ MORE
Local officials last week dedicated a 3-megawatt, 12,600-panel solar array at the site of the former Sacramento Army Depot in South Sacramento. The Depot Park Solar Field will meet about 40 percent of the electricity needs of the park’s office and industrial tenants. Surplus power generated during off-peak hours will be sold to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District …READ MORE