On this week’s edition of Pentagon Solutions, host Francis Rose looks at two different issues.
First up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced yesterday that he was reducing the number of DoD furloughs to 11 days. The furloughs will begin July 8 and continue through the end of the fiscal year. Secretary Hagel made the announcement out a town hall meeting in Virginia. Francis aired Hagel’s comments in full.
Also on the show, Francis aired portions of a Senate Appropriations hearing on the Army and Air Force’s budget plans for fiscal 2014. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment; and Kathleen Ferguson, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, both testified. Listen to portions of their testimony above.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.