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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday. Norquist told Defense News in an interview that possible areas of focus include cybersecurity and munitions. He also cited the …

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CBO: $515B of Senate’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Goes Against Sequestration Caps

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that $515.5 billion of $604.6 billion authorized under the Senate Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill counts against budget caps set under the 2011 Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report published Wednesday the remaining funds would be for nondefense budget functions and overseas …

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Robert Hale: Sequestration Not a Sure Thing in 2016

Robert Hale, the former Defense Department comptroller and a current fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several public misconceptions about the sequestration process amid concerns about another round of automatic budget cuts in 2016. Hale wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Breaking Defense that sequestration is not necessarily a …

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OMB’s Shaun Donovan: Sequester Would Cut $90B From FY 2016 Discretionary Spending

The Office of Management and Budget has submitted a report to Congress that says up to $90.4 billion in agencies’ discretionary spending for fiscal year 2016 could be cut if sequestration returns, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes that OMB Director Shaun Donovan said in the report lawmakers will have to act to cancel the possible …

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