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Pentagon to Cut Secretary’s Staff By 300—In Four Years

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Pentagon to Cut Secretary’s Staff By 300—In Four Years

Mandated 1,600-job cut will come via relocations, attrition....


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Simpleχity;1065913832 said:
Pentagon to Cut Secretary’s Staff By 300—In Four Years

Mandated 1,600-job cut will come via relocations, attrition....

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Attrition is the easiest way to cut the size of the federal civilian workforce, and relocating held-jobs outside of the expensive National Capital Region could save the government (who pays their employees by locality) some nice change. It's long past time we took advantage of the explosion in information technology to disperse and reduce the functions of government at the national level.
 

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Only in DC can an increase in total spending be called a budget cut. FY 2016 DOD spending is $585 billion and the "savings" will result in (projected) FY 2020 DOD spending of $597 billion.

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Attrition is the easiest way to cut the size of the federal civilian workforce, and relocating held-jobs outside of the expensive National Capital Region could save the government (who pays their employees by locality) some nice change. It's long past time we took advantage of the explosion in information technology to disperse and reduce the functions of government at the national level.

In todays connected world there really is no reason for us to have so much of the work being done out of DC. Spreading it out to areas where the cost is less makes a world of sense. And the government won't have to completely shut down any time a snow storm hits the East coast.
 
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