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Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, Congress, Pentagon

Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

Jul 17, 2013
The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.
Posted In: defense department, Pentagon, DEA

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester

New ways to cut wasteful spending at the Pentagon

May 13, 2013
The Air Force turns to rank and file to ferret out waste, following the example of the private sector.
Posted In: air force, sequestration, Pentagon, budget cuts, management

At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Jan 31, 2013
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

Jan 29, 2013
As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.
Posted In: Pentagon, furlough, defense

The Human Brain Project and Recruiting More Cyberwarriors

Jan 29, 2013
The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats, but disagree on the necessity of 4,000 new hires at a time of tight budgets. Plus, an academic journal on driverless cars gives a vision of the future, and it’s not all defensive driving.
Posted In: Pentagon, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, neuroscience

Small talk: Kickstarter consultants, counterfeit bills

Aug 3, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Missile Defense staff warned to stop surfing porn sites, an entire industry of consultants to help you raise money on Kickstarter, and counterfeit $100 bills in Arizona.
Posted In: kickstarter, Pentagon, counterfeit

Congress begins budget battle over automatic cuts to Pentagon spending

May 7, 2012
Here's a phrase you'll begin to hear a lot in Congress: sequestered cuts. Today, the House begins debate on how to deal with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Congress, budget cuts, Pentagon

Obama issues executive order on security

Oct 7, 2011
President Obama is expected to announce a major executive order having to do with online security today. It's the culmination of a seven month...
Posted In: military, Obama, Pentagon, security, Tech Report, white house

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