27 Aug '13, 9pm

Hagel taps Donley to lead effort to downsize Pentagon HQ staff: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ta... #airforce

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has tapped former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to oversee a Pentagon downsizing effort to cut the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) headquarters staff by 20 percent over the next five years. Donley — who stepped down as Air Force secretary in June after five years in the post — will also oversee the reduction of senior-level officials who report directly to Hagel through “consolidating functions” and eliminating positions, a Defense Department spokesman wrote in an email. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Hagel’s selection of Donley to Pentagon officials on Monday. Donley — who will report to Carter — will develop recommendations for meeting Hagel’s staff reduction targets and an implementation plan, the spokesman said. The downsizing effort is officially called the 2013 OSD Organizational Review. In Ju...

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