Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s Feb. 20 memo to Pentagon civillian employees. Read More
The Navy released new budget guidance in the event of a Fiscal Year 2013-long Continuing Resolution and a March sequester. Read More
For years, the U.S. Navy has said it needs 313 ships to undertake all of the missions it needs to perform its part of the national security strategy. In this January report to Congress, the service has stepped back the number to 306.
The Navy’s specific plan on sequestration actions to include:
-Canceling depot maintenance for aviation assets.
-Eliminating 20 maintenance availabilities for ships in San Diego and Norfolk.
From the Document: The Capstone Concept for Joint Operation (CCJO) describes potential operational concepts through which the Joint Force of 2020 will defend the nation against a wide range of security challenges.
Memo From the Department of the Navy comptroller that outlines the impact sequestration will have on DoN programs.
The DoN is planning for a nine percent reduction in on applicable accounts.
The document includes a hand written note from Rear Adm. Joseph P. Mulloy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, that reads, “I know this is hard work but it must be done accurately and quickly!”
Memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter outlining the fiscal challenges if the Defense Department continues to operate under the current continuing resolution and possible sequestration.
Potential actions include:
-Canceling ship and aviation maintenance in the last half of Fiscal Year 2013.
-Canceling facilites maintenance.
-Freeze civillian hiring
Special Operations Forces (SOF) are elite military units with special training and equipment that
can infiltrate into hostile territory through land, sea, or air to conduct a variety of operations,
many of them classified. SOF personnel undergo rigorous selection and lengthy specialized
training. The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) oversees the training, doctrine,
and equipping of all U.S. SOF units.
January, 2 2013 Congressional Research Service report on the Pentagon’s weapons buying process.
2012 REPORT TO CONGRESS of the
U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION