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Collision of Budget Deadlines and Tax Bill Could Have Grave Consequences

Economy / Press Release December 8, 2017

The next few weeks could have a major impact on America’s fiscal future, with a vote on tax reform coming soon.

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Kathy Roth-Douquet and Blaise Misztal: A Military of Multiple Americas

National Security / News November 10, 2017

To challenge the U.S. civil-military divide, strive to make service more representative of all of America.

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BPC Task Force Co-Chairs Welcome White House Attention to Military Spouse Issues

Economy / Press Release August 8, 2017

Statement by BPC Task Force on Defense Personnel co-chairs Kathy Roth-Douquet and former Sen. Jim Talent on White House attention to issues facing military spouses.

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The Military Needs Modern Ways to Attract and Manage Talent

Economy / News May 3, 2017

BPC’s Task Force on Defense Personnel Co-Chairs write on how today’s rigid, bureaucratic military personnel system is dangerously out of date.

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39 ideas for modernizing its personnel system

Economy / News March 21, 2017

A new report from more than two dozen leading military and national security experts calls for sweeping reforms to the Defense Department’s personnel system.

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Former Sen. Jim Talent Joins BPC as Senior Fellow

Economy / Press Release March 21, 2017

Former Sen. Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican, has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior fellow.

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Building a F.A.S.T. Force

Economy / Research March 20, 2017

It is long past time for lawmakers and Pentagon leaders to fundamentally reform the personnel systems that manage America’s uniformed service members.

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Health, Health Care, and a High-Performance Force

Economy / Research March 9, 2017

Systems and policies to promote the health of service members, therefore, are key national security functions as well as central personnel matters.

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Building a Flexible Personnel System for a Modern Military

Economy / March 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Task Force members will discuss their recommendations for reforming the personnel system so the military can better meet the security demands of the future.

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Military Personnel System Update Long Overdue

National Security / Press Release February 14, 2017

Military personnel systems have changed before to meet evolving national security needs, and personnel policies and practices must change again to confront current and future challenges.

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