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Increase is part of fiscal 2015 budget proposal, which is to be announced next week.

  • Joe Davidson
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  • Feb 24, 2014
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The Obama administration is suspending the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards this year, another sign of budget austerity.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that he has told managers to freeze civilian hiring, cancel and delay some contracts, curtail training and some maintenance and prepare for unpaid furloughs because of uncertainty over the federal budget.