Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pledged a full review of all civilian contractors on Tuesday, putting emphasis on determining the exact number of expensive private contractors employed by the Department of Defense.
The Defense Department came under fire on Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups, alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tried to mollify worried military leaders Wednesday as he spoke publicly for the first time about the Defense Department’s pressing budgetary woes.
The Department of Homeland Security came under fire at a congressional hearing on Tuesday morning for bloated payrolls, misleading statements about the sequestration, and failing to prepare adequately for the impending budget cuts.
The Department of Defense released a report in February 2012 raising significant concerns to Congress about integrating women into combat units, an issue receiving renewed attention given outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that women would be allowed in combat roles.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s annual audit of the government, released Thursday, raises serious concerns about the federal government’s long-term financial stability and the effectiveness of Obamacare’s cost-curbing measures.
The House Armed Services Committee said it is closely monitoring the pending sale of bankrupt battery-maker A123 Systems to a Chinese firm due to national security concerns.
Several prominent corporations with business links to the government have lined up to donate to the festivities since the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced it would accept corporate funds.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta issued a letter to Defense Department employees Thursday warning of possible furloughs in the future due to ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.
Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel may no longer be President Obama’s favored pick to run the Defense Department, sources told the Free Beacon.