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June 27, 2013

Pentagon leaders exempted uniformed personnel from the sequester to limit the impact of ongoing budget debates on military readiness. However, they did not include the approximately 53,000 National Guard military technicians in that exemption.

These technicians support the readiness of troops not only for the state emergencies but for the federal mission as well. They are part of the...

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June 14, 2013
Today, the House debated and passed H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2014, with a final vote of 315-108 with 12 representatives not voting. This bill, as mentioned in a previous...
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June 10, 2013

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. 1960 last week, recommending an overall...

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June 10, 2013

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 passed H.R. 1960 last week, recommending an...

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June 4, 2013
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 strategic priorities for the future. These decisions about military end strength, force structure and...
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