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CBO Issues Policy Recommendations to Lower Federal Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office has suggested 79 measures the U.S. government could implement to manage debt and spending levels over the next decade. CBO on Thursday published its ...
Michael Donley

Michael Donley Asks Congress, DoD to Focus on Budget and Readiness

Michael Donley Michael Donley, a former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has called on Congress and Defense Department to pay attention to current requirements for readiness, operations ...
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Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander: Army Readiness Threatened by Budget Uncertainty

Some U.S. Army officials have expressed concern over the future of the service’s readiness and capability as it awaits a congressional decision on the branch’s fiscal year ...
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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 ...
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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 ...