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March 8, 2013
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  • Army suicide rate will decrease soon, general predicts
    The general in charge of the Army's suicide-prevention efforts said this week that the service is about to see a turnaround in its suicide rates, which have been rising. "I think there is better awareness, there is more energy. I am optimistic that the trends are going to turn around," Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said. Fourteen Reserve and National Guard members committed suicide in January. Stars and Stripes/The Associated Press (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. Navy goes global and local to conserve energy
    When the U.S. Navy decided to reduce its energy costs and become more environmentally friendly, it developed the Navy Shore Geospatial Energy Program. The system uses GIS software to track energy consumption on a global scale and at individual facilities. "Geospatial capabilities are changing the way that we all do business," said Sandrine Schultz, energy program manager at Naval Facilities Engineering Command. "We turned data into decisions." SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pentagon sees operations and maintenance budget shortfall ahead
    The Pentagon expects to face a $35 billion shortfall in funds for operations and maintenance if sequestration remains in effect through the end of the current fiscal year. Costs related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan will be higher than originally planned, Pentagon officials say. Defense News (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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