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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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DoD Officials: Sequestration, Continuing Resolution Impede Efforts to Recover Military Readiness

Five Defense Department officials have asked Senate lawmakers to pass a budget to help mitigate the impact of sequestration budget cuts and lack of stable funds on DoD’s industrial infrastructure and military readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes the officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness …

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Ashton Carter, Joseph Dunford: DoD Needs to Avoid Sequestration to Address 5 Strategic Challenges

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department needs to avoid sequestration in order to fund critical investments amid the five global challenges the U.S. currently faces, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter cited terrorism, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the strategic challenges that direct …

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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the think tank released a report in which it indicated potential U.S. vulnerabilities in satellites and electronic warfare and the …

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