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Congressional Committee Starts 2016 Budget Talks

A House-Senate budget conference committee held its first public meeting Monday at the Capitol to tackle each party’s fiscal 2016 spending priorities, Defense News reported Monday. John ...
digital government

Mikey Dickerson: Teamwork Key to Gov’t Digital Service Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has been recruiting information technology professionals from the private sector to help federal agencies plan, develop and implement technology-based public ...
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Senate Passes Budget Plan in 52-46 Vote

The Senate has passed a fiscal year 2016 budget that increases military funding and seeks a 10-year deficit reduction of $5.1 trillion without any tax increases, USA Today reported ...
Congress

House to Decide on 2016 Budget Plan This Week; John Boehner Comments

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on two versions of a spending plan for the next fiscal year, Politico reported Tuesday. Jake Sherman writes House Speaker John ...
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NSA’s Adm. Michael Rogers: US Military’s Cyber Defense Corps to Begin Operations in September 2016

Michael Rogers Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military’s new cyber defense corps would start ...
cybersecurity

Obama’s 2016 Budget Proposal Allots $5.5B for DoD Cyber Operations

More than half of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2016 cybersecurity budget of $5.5 billion for the Defense Department would go to the agency’s cyber infrastructure ...
Budget

John McHugh, Ray Odierno Point to Acquisition Reforms Amid Tight Budgets

John McHugh U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno have highlighted the service’s continued efforts to reform its acquisition process and facilitate ...
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House Budget Committee OKs $36B Addition to Overseas War Funds

The House Budget Committee has approved a $3.8 trillion budget plan on a 22-13 vote the morning after the GOP-led committee faced disagreements on defense budget levels, the Associated ...
Congress

Report: SASC to Discuss Army, Air Force Budgets for Acquisition, Modernization Programs

The Senate Armed Services Committee was slated to discuss the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army budgets for major programs Wednesday amid concerns over capacity and modernization shortfalls, ...
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Ashton Carter: Sequester-Level 2016 Funding Would Lead to Defense Strategy Changes

Ashton Carter Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has warned that the Pentagon will have to modify strategic goals if Congress enforces sequestration-level cuts to the fiscal 2016 defense ...