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Army modernization: The Army identified in late 2017 six primary capabilities it wants to modernize and of those six, the Arsenal has a direct impact on three crucial areas. And because it does, the Arsenal is now in the midst of a hiring renaissance after suffering through many years of declining workload requirements.

When major U.S. combat operations in Iraq neared its end in 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 in an effort to curb government spending. In simple terms, the Act directed nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts over a 10-year period if government spending and the debt ceiling could not be controlled. In 2013, Congress could not reach an agreement in that fiscal year budget that satisfied the Act’s requirements, thus thrusting the Army and the Arsenal into a period called sequestration.

And for the next few years, U.S. weapon program managers slowed or held back funding for Arsenal manufacturing. After all, they had no choice because defense budgets had become inconsistent, unpredictable, and insufficient. As funding for Soldier readiness requirements declined, so, too, did the Arsenal’s workforce size. Arsenal numbers went from about 640 in 2008 to about 490 by 2014.

But even through those challenging years, when departures exceeded arrivals, there remained a high interest by many job seekers to find work at the Arsenal.  Read more

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Army modernization: The Army identified in late 2017 six primary capabilities it wants to modernize and of those six, the Arsenal has a direct impact on three crucial areas. And because it does, the Arsenal is now in the midst of a hiring renaissance after suffering through many years of declining workload requirements.

Army modernization: The Army identified in late 2017 six primary capabilities it wants to modernize and of those six, the Arsenal has a direct impact on three crucial areas. And because it does, the Arsenal is now in the midst of a hiring renaissance after suffering through many years of declining workload requirements.