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CBO: Defense Department’s Base Budget Rose 31% from 2000 to 2014

The Defense Department‘s base budget increased to $502 billion in fiscal year 2014 from $384 billion in FY 2000. The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the inflation-adjusted ...
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Gen. Ray Odierno to Ask Congress for Budget Relief

Gen. Ray Odierno Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, plans to discuss current world events with Congress and ask legislators for budget relief as the Army responds to global ...
Gen. Martin Dempsey

Gen. Martin Dempsey Makes Case for FY 2016 Defense Funding Boost

Gen. Martin Dempsey Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said Wednesday the Defense Department will need a bigger top-line budget next fiscal year to meet emerging requirements, ...
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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry to Become House Armed Services Committee Chair

Mac Thornberry Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has been appointed to succeed Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) at the helm, Breaking Defense ...
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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Deborah Lee James Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s ...
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GAO Urges OMB to Update Guidance on Federal Program Inventory

The Government Accountability Office has asked the Office of Management and Budget to update its guidance on how to establish a federal program inventory following a set approach ...
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U.S. Intell Spending Totals $68B for Fiscal 2014

The U.S. government spent $67.9 billion on military and non-military intelligence programs over the past fiscal year, according to data from the Defense Department and the Office of ...
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DoD Comptroller Mike McCord Sees Congressional Budget Deal as ‘Unlikely’ This Year

Mike McCord Mike McCord, comptroller at the Defense Department, does not expect lawmakers to broker a new budget agreement during a lame-duck session after the November elections, ...
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Nonprofit Org National Priorities Project Launches Website on State Taxes, Budgets

The National Priorities Project has unveiled its State Smart website that publishes information on the paid taxes and received budget of each state in an interactive format. Becky ...
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CSIS’ David Berteau: Pentagon Cut 2012-13 Contract Spending Under Sequester

The Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new study that says sequestration reduced the Defense Department‘s overall spending by $56 billion between ...