House Members Advocate for Some Defense Personnel Reforms

Though the Pentagon isn’t ready yet for a full overhaul of major personnel policy, House lawmakers still want to try to move on some of the more pressing recruitment and retention challenges the department faces in this year’s defense authorization act.

Last year’s defense authorization act required the Pentagon to complete a full review of the authorities the department is currently using â€” and the ones they aren’t â€” under the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA). The report was due to Congress by March, but House Armed Services Committee aides said they’re not expecting the final product until September.

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