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  • SolarCity Forced to Curtail $1B Military Housing Project

    A national developer of rooftop solar systems says it will be forced to scale back plans to install rooftop solar installations on as many as 124 military housing developments because it will be unable to gain the Energy Department’s final approval for a $275 million loan guarantee by this week’s deadline. Minus the government backing, SolarCity will carry out the project in only 11 states, a fraction of its original plan …

  • Spending Showdown Averted Following Senate Votes

    The prospect of a faceoff this week over federal spending dissipated after the Senate passed a compromise spending measure Monday that would keep the federal government open until Nov. 18. Senate Democrats dropped $1.0 billion in disaster funding for the current fiscal year from the stopgap spending bill after the chamber defeated a motion to limit debate on a measure that included the emergency aid …

  • Carter Gains Senate Confirmation as Deputy Secretary

    The Senate confirmed Ashton Carter by unanimous consent Friday to become DOD’s next deputy secretary. Carter, who has been the Pentagon’s undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, is expected to be sworn in shortly as the department’s second highest-ranked civilian official …

  • Air Force Offers Incentives to Trim Civilian Workforce

    To cope with reduced funding in the coming fiscal year, the Air Force is offering civilian employees the opportunity to voluntary separate or take an early retirement. The decline in FY 2012 funding was prompted by the secretary of defense’s efficiency initiative that holds civilian manning at FY 2010 levels throughout DOD …


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