Inside the DoD: March 8, 2013

On February 27, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, former Senator Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the 24th Secretary of Defense, replacing Leon Panetta. Hagel was confirmed a day earlier by the Senate after weeks of debate.

By the end of 2013, the Department of Defense will have to cut $47 billion from it’s fiscal year 2013 budget, due to sequestration. The impact of the cuts began earlier this year with the anticipation of sequester causing the services to make changes. Fortunately, service members pay WILL NOT be affected.

As the Department of Defense looks to the future of Social Media and new formats, “Inside the DoD” will be on a temporary hiatus. For our loyal listeners, fear not, we shall return.

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