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George Cahlink

Management

Bye-Bye, Captain

Lately, the Navy is more likely to dismiss officers for misbehavior than poor job performance.

Defense

Oldest shipyard may be drydocked in latest base-closing round

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard would lose largest number of civilian jobs.

Defense

Base realignment plan would cut 18,000 civilian jobs

Nearly 67,000 civilian jobs are slated to move to new locations.

Defense

Rumsfeld: Pentagon won’t ax more than 10 percent of bases

Base-closing recommendations due Friday will reflect review of overseas troop levels and decision to move operations from leased space to government-owned facilities.

Defense

Base closing recommendations expected Friday

Communities around 425 military installations await news of their fate.

News

Panel urges overseas base realignment slowdown

Overseas Basing Commission raises national security concerns a week before announcement of U.S. base closings.

Defense

Pentagon’s base closure list will be hard to challenge

Legal changes make it harder for independent commission to add bases to the hit list.

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Study: Northeast, Midwest hit hard by previous base closings

Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.

Defense

Defense weighs strategy for releasing base closure list

Pentagon officials will provide Congress with list of closures and realignments only an hour before announcement.

Defense

Base closing announcement may come early

Pentagon worries about leaks and Friday the 13th; Bush says closed bases could be used for oil refineries.

Defense

Pentagon faulted for shortage of critical war supplies

GAO says poor planning, lagging funding, ineffective distribution lead to delays.

Defense

California may fare better in 2005 base closings, report says

Research group advises Golden State officials how to defend against BRAC threats.

Defense

Army to overhaul future weapons system contract

New language will transform non-traditional Future Combat Systems contract into a standard federal procurement.

Defense

Bush does end run around Congress, installs base closure panel

Bush recess appointment puts panel’s head, eight nominees into place after senator blocks vote.

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With top Air Force slots vacant, Pentagon takes over procurement programs

Action is "not a punitive one," says Defense undersecretary.

Defense

Bush chooses former VA chief for BRAC commission

Defense Department will make its recommendations for closures and realignments in mid-May.

Management

Pentagon investigating former officials working for contractors

Probe aims to determine if procurement executives violated federal conflict-of-interest laws.

Defense

Justice forms procurement fraud task force

In wake of scandal at Defense Department, new working group aims to combat abuses in acquisition system.

Defense

Boeing CFO gets four-month jail sentence

Michael Sears also fined $250,000 for illegally negotiating a job for a top Air Force official at the nation’s second-largest defense contractor.