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Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review, and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Sequestration Already Having a Major Impact, Panetta and Dempsey Say

February 7, 2013 Budget uncertainty is already having an impact on military operations, and possible cuts will have real national security consequences, the Pentagon’s top civilian and military leaders said Thursday. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said across-the-board cuts from sequestration will...

Lockheed Martin’s IT unit announces voluntary layoff program

February 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lockheed Martin Corp. announced a targeted, voluntary layoff program for midlevel employees working at the company’s Information Systems & Global Solutions unit. In a memo sent to employees on Jan. 31 and posted on career news website Dice.com, Patricia Lewis, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for human resources at the Information...

National Weather Service exec fired after controversial comments

February 4, 2013 A National Weather Service executive was fired on Feb. 1, days after saying budget cuts to the agency could threaten critical public services, according to the Washington Post. William Proenza, the former Director of the Southern Region at the National Weather Service, told the Post last week that across-the-board cuts...

Chuck Hagel on key Defense issues

February 1, 2013 Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s pick to head the Defense Department, provided lawmakers with his take on key policy questions in a 112-page document submitted before his confirmation hearings began. Here are excerpts from that document on workforce, leadership, budget, contracting, sexual assaults and BRAC. The workforce, leadership and Joint Chiefs...

Petition asks Obama to allow burial of service dogs at military cemeteries

February 1, 2013 A new We The People petition is asking the Obama administration to give military service animals the right to a soldiers burial at military cemeteries. The creator, “P.D.” from Glendale, Ariz., referred to the story of Mina, a dog that served nine tours in Afghanistan, was promoted to sergeant and...

From Ink to Ingenuity

February 1, 2013 Trying to find information on the federal budget, members of Congress or senior-level government jobs? There are apps for that. Jon Quandt, the Government Printing Office’s project manager for apps, has been coding tools that make federal information accessible on smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Some highlights so far: The Mobile...

Around Government

February 1, 2013 The Midas Touch High-tech arm helps veteran amputees regain fine motor skills. New technology reminiscent of the robotics in the iconic Star Wars movies is coming to life through the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Since 2006, DARPA has conducted research at the Defense and...

Bill would protect military pay in a government shutdown

January 31, 2013 A bill introduced in the Senate seeks to appropriate funds for the salaries of military personnel and supporting civilians and contractors in the event of a government shutdown. The sponsors, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., say the legislation, S.171, would ensure that members of the military...

Challenging contracting conditions hurt consultancy’s revenues

January 30, 2013 Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton reported a 3.5 percent decrease in revenues in the third quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, citing lower demand and challenging market conditions for government contractors. The company reported revenues of $1.39 billion in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012, down from $1.44 billion during...

Bill calls for end to cushy congressional pensions

January 29, 2013 A new bill in the House proposes ending the pension benefit that members of Congress are currently eligible for after five years of service. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., H.R. 423 would eliminate defined-benefit pension plans for members of Congress, keeping only the “right to continue participating in the...

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