Senator to DoD: Transition 300K Military Jobs to Civilian Employees

November 15, 2012

The Defense Department should transition 300,000 transportation, communications and supply chain positions currently performed by military personnel into federal civilian positions at the department, according to a new report by Sen. Tom Coburn.

That would save about $37 billion over 10 years, according to the report.

That was one of many recommendations in the report, released Thursday, that outlined how DoD could save nearly $68 billion over 10 years by cutting spending on education, grocery stores and alternative energy, among other areas.

Coburn argued that DoD should not be funding projects that can be done by other agencies.

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