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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham: Army Needs Another Round of Base Closures

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army assistant chief of staff for installation management, has told lawmakers that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC, to remove excess facilities and redirect maintenance funds toward other readiness efforts. Bingham told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and …

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John Roth: White House Seeks to Rebuild US Armed Forces via Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan

John Roth, a Defense Department budget official who performs comptroller duties, has said the White House’s defense budget proposal for fiscal 2018 intends to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, build on “near-term readiness” efforts in fiscal 2017 and balance future requirements and current operations, DoD News reported Tuesday. Roth told …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Top-Line Budget Would Be a ‘Contentious Issue’ as Senate, House Reconcile FY 2017 Defense Policy Bills

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washington), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said the top-line budget for the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would be the “contentious issue” as the Senate and House reconcile their versions of the bill. Smith told Defense News reporter Joe Gould in an interview published Thursday …

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Robert Work: Congress ‘Reluctant’ to Accept Pentagon’s BRAC Proposal, Modernization Hit Under Sequester

Congress has been reluctant to accept the Defense Department‘s proposal for another Base Realignment and Closure Round the Pentagon believes could help it reallocate funds toward modernization and readiness initiatives, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday in Washington. Work told an audience of GovCon industry leaders at the Newseum …

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