ALNAV 006/13

Stand by for heavy rolls…

6.  GIVEN THE GREAT UNCERTAINTY WE FACE, WE MUST ENACT PRUDENT, BUT  STRINGENT
BELT-TIGHTENING MEASURES NOW THAT WILL PERMIT US TO  OPERATE THE NAVY AND
MARINE CORPS THROUGH THE REST OF THIS FISCAL  YEAR IF THE CR IS EXTENDED.
EACH OF THESE STEPS ARE DESIGNED TO BE REVERSIBLE, AT LEAST TO SOME EXTENT,
SHOULD CONGRESS PASS AN FY-13 BUDGET.  ACCORDINGLY, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
LEADERSHIP HAS ADVISED  THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERING A
SERIES OF  ACTIONS, EACH SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONS FOR MISSION-CRITICAL
ACTIVITIES.
  ACTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- CURTAIL ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTING SUPPORT SERVICES
- REDUCE TRAVEL
- DELAY ALL DECOMMISSIONINGS AND ANY DISPOSALS OR LAY-UPS
- REDUCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGETS
- CURTAIL REMAINING FACILITY SUSTAINMENT RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION
PROGRAMS
- CUT FACILITIES SUSTAINMENT, EXCEPT FOR SAFETY OF LIFE
- REDUCE SPENDING ON BASE OPERATING SUPPORT
- CANCEL ANY PLANNED FACILITIES DEMOLITION
- TERMINATE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, EXCEPT THOSE SUPPORTING MISSION-CRITICAL
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING THE WARFIGHTER
- IMPLEMENT A CIVILIAN HIRING FREEZE

Yup. If we’re waiting on the statesmen to take the helm, we’ll be waiting for a while I predict.

Comments

  1. DaveO says:

    Sounds like the Marines are moving out of quarters and into tents. That's rather expeditionary.

  2. ultimaratioregis says:

    "Our ships in every harbor,

    Be neither whole nor sound,

    And if we seek to mend a leak,

    No oakum can be found,

    And if it is, the caulkers,

    And carpenters also,

    Have gone away for lack of pay,

    And this the Dutchmen know!"