Commentary: Defense civilian layoffs won't be pleasant, but they are necessary
from Government Executive
(Rep. Ken Calvert in Government Executive) President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget would reduce the U.S. Army end strength to pre-World War II levels and would come on top of a reduced Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Our uniformed personnel continue to absorb cuts while the secretary of Defense ignores a significant portion of his budget that has continued to grow without restraint – the Defense Department's civilian workforce.
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