A new Defense Department task force will take 120 days to examine DOD family and community service programs across the board with the hopes of determining which are working which are not.
Top military leaders sent a letter to Congress this week, warning that military readiness is "at a tipping point," and urging "immediate action to provide adequate and stable funding" for the Defense Department.
While Congress continues to wrestle over how to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the immediate implementation of "prudent measures" to prepare for the risk of deep funding cuts.
The Defense Department has created a new resource to guide service members and their families through the deployment process.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service reminded its military and federal civilian payroll customers that their pay checks will be affected in the new year by a number of factors—including tax law revisions, the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, and other changes.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta thanked congressional lawmakers for passing a bill to temporarily avoid across-the-board cuts under sequestration, which he said would have had "devastating" effects on the Defense Department.
The Office of Personnel Management once again is asking agencies to help recruit federal employees to participate in an initiative to promote the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students who attend schools run by the Department of Defense.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the military services to review hiring procedures at all DOD child development centers after a review of personnel records at one center uncovered what officials there called “derogatory information” in the backgrounds of several employees.
The Defense Department this week released the basic allowance for housing (BAH) rates for 2013.
The Defense Department this week announced more than $110 million in grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment to replace a number of schools located on a number of military installations across the country.