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  • Senate Panel Demands Better Planning from DOD on Posture Shifts throughout East Asia

    DOD needs to do a better job of justifying the realignment of Marines from Japan to Guam and a plan to normalize tours in South Korea, according to the portion of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill marked up Tuesday. The bill would deny funding to build a replacement for Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, prepare Guam to accommodate 8,000-plus Marines and allow military personnel in Korea to bring their families until DOD considers alternative basing options and provides a master plan …

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  • Some of DOD’s Efficiency Savings Are ‘Unrealistic,’ House Concludes

    Almost $900 million out of $10.7 billion in savings DOD identified as part of an initiative to trim overhead costs and improve efficiency are “unrealistic” and cannot be relied on when crafting the department’s budget, according to the House Appropriations Committee. “While the committee applauds the department’s attempt to reduce costs through efficiencies, the committee … believes that such savings often times never materialize …

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  • Tennessee Valley Official Pleased with BRAC Growth

    With 80 percent of 4,651 positions transferring to Redstone Arsenal already arrived at the Huntsville installation, the chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee says the transition is going very well. Most significantly, 57 percent of the 3,112 BRAC positions that have been filled at Redstone have been taken by workers who moved from outside the Tennessee Valley region …

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  • Committee Forwards Panetta Nomination to Senate

    The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to favorably report the nomination of Leon Panetta for secretary of defense to the Senate for final approval. He is widely expected to gain confirmation there. If he is confirmed, Panetta faces the daunting challenge of cutting at least $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget by 2023 …

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  • FY 2012 Milcon Appropriations Moves Past House

    The House approved the fiscal 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill Tuesday, adopting funding levels for the BRAC 2005 and 1990 accounts that have been adjusted somewhat from President Obama’s budget request. The measure would provide $209 million to finish implementing the BRAC recommendations from the 2005 base closure round, a $50 million drop from what that president proposed …

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  • Authorization Bill Moves through Senate Subcommittees

    Five of the six subcommittees of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved their portions of a fiscal 2012 draft defense authorization bill, with the Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee the only one to meet in open session. The Readiness panel’s session was relatively historic, as no other Senate Armed Services panel has marked up the annual policy bill in open session in 15 years …

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  • House ‘Puzzled’ by Disparity in Shipyard Overhead Rates

    After discovering there is a significant difference in overhead costs recorded by the Navy’s four shipyards, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending the service review its shipyard operations and eliminate unnecessary overhead charges. The committee also called for funds in the spending measure to be shifted from overhead to depot maintenance to reduce overhead costs at the three shipyards with the highest overhead rates …

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  • White House Pledges to Eliminate Wasteful Spending across Government

    President Obama and Vice President Biden launched an initiative Monday to identify and eliminate misspent dollars in every agency and department across the federal government. Under the executive order signed by the president, Biden will oversee efforts by cabinet agencies to eliminate government waste and improve efficiency …

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