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Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft

Jul 20, 2015
The world’s largest defense contractor could gain more influence with the Pentagon.
Posted In: lockheed martin, Pentagon, helicopter
Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter.

Defense nominee's record as 'Buyer in Chief'

Dec 31, 2014
Ashton Carter oversaw Pentagon acquisitions from 2009 to 2011 and tried to trim wasteful spending.
Posted In: defense secretary, ashton carter, Pentagon
The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy
Missile strike

ISIS and the future of the Tomahawk missile

Sep 24, 2014
The U.S. launched at least 47 of them at militant strongholds in Syria on Monday.
Posted In: syria, United Nations, Pentagon

Military wages war on bad grades

Aug 8, 2014
New rules will require under-performing service members to pay back their tuition.
Posted In: college tuition, Pentagon, military

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

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