Cost Effective Force

NGAUS Washington Report (June 11, 2013) The nation's governors have asked congressional and Pentagon leadership to maintain the National Guard's capabilities while shrinking the military's overall size. In letters last week, the National Governors Association asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel... Read more
This week is a busy week – the House of Representatives will be considering its version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R 1960, on the floor. Meanwhile, the Senate Armed Services Committee will be marking its version S.1304. The House Armed Services committee passed H.R.... Read more
This week is a busy week – the House of Representatives will be considering its version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R 1960, on the floor. Meanwhile, the Senate Armed Services Committee will be marking its version S.1304 tomorrow. The House Armed Services committee... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (June 4, 2013) The chief of the National Guard Bureau has told the chiefs of the Army and Air Force that the National Guard is available and asks the two leaders to use them. “The National Guard is all in,” Gen. Frank J. Grass says in the two memos sent May 31.    The... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (June 4, 2013) Pete Duffy, the acting NGAUS legislative director, told the Commission on the Structure of the Air Force today that the Air National Guard can play a valuable role in the flying service’s future.   The commission was created by Congress a year ago in the... Read more
In the current fiscally constrained environment, our federal government is facing difficult choices in prioritizing federal programs. Some of the most contentious discussions are taking place within the Department of Defense as they grapple with the drawn down of the wars and settle on new... Read more
Disasters in our homeland can occur at any time. Yet we now pretend that they will not occur between July 8 and Sept. 30 because the National Guard is being forced to furlough the military personnel who enable the military response to disasters in each of our states. Under the sequester and in... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (May 21, 2013) Army Times says the Pentagon is preparing to send a report to Congress that details how reserve-component (RC) troops are cheaper to the taxpayers than their active-component (AC) counterparts, even when mobilized.    The study is based two years of... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (May 21, 2013) Most National Guard military technicians and civilian employees can expect 11 furlough days before the end of the fiscal year, National Guard Bureau officials said May 16.    The move comes after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave official notice the day... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (May 21, 2013) Proposed National Guard spending in the Defense Department's budget request for overseas contingency operations next year is down significantly from fiscal 2013.    The Pentagon is seeking $393.4 million for personnel costs and $199.3 million for... Read more

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