"On January 23, 2017, the President issued a memorandum, 'Hiring Freeze,' directing all Federal agencies to implement an across-the-board hiring freeze. Military personnel are not subject to this freeze. The purpose of this guidance is to implement the President's direction for the Department of Defense, mindful of our national security mission and significant public safety responsibilities. This is an opportunity for the Department to assess its most critical missions and requirements, ensuring that the civilian component of our force is assigned and capable of executing our highest priority work, while at the same time gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar we spend on defense. Every action we take as a team will be designed to ensure that we are ready to fight today and in the future."
U.S. Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov/