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Rep. Rob Wittman: Pentagon Should Shift War Funds into Base Budget

Rep. Rob Wittman Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee, has asked the Defense Department to transition its war funding to its baseline ...
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CBO: Deficit Could Hit $7T By 2024

The Congressional Budget Office has released its 2014 long-term budget outlook that forecasts federal budget deficits between fiscal years 2015 and 2024 to reach a total of nearly $7.6 ...
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Derek Chollet: NATO at ‘Turning Point’ in Changing Defense Budget Picture

Derek Chollet Derek Chollet, Defense Department’s assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, has outlined what he sees as challenges to NATO amid the ongoing ...
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Report: VA Reform, Defense Authorization, Appropriations Bills Face Delays in Congress

Congress will likely have limited time to deliberate on the veterans affairs reform, defense authorization and appropriations bills as the mid-term elections draw near, Military Times ...
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CBO: Pentagon Could Change 70K Military Posts to Civilian Jobs, Save $19B

The Congressional Budget Office has put forward an idea for the Defense Department to save $19 billion over 10 years by replacing tens o thousands of uniformed soldiers with civilian ...
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Robert Hale: DoD Needs Long-Term Budget Plan to Manage Program Costs

Robert Hale Former Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale forecasts that the department will be more cautious with its discretionary spending until there is greater clarity on the defense ...
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House OKs $570B Defense Spending Bill

The House of Representatives has approved a $570 billion appropriations for the Defense Department for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2015, Associated Press reported Tuesday. Donna ...
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House Appropriations Committee OKs $570B FY 2015 Defense Budget

House appropriators have approved a bill that authorizes a $491 billion base budget and $79.4 billion in overseas contingency funds for the next fiscal year, Defense News reported Tuesday. John ...
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Cyber Programs Highlighted in Senate Appropriations FY 2015 Blueprint

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unveiled a bill that includes fiscal year 2015 budgets for cybersecurity programs at the departments of Commerce and Justice and at the National ...

House GOP Proposes $34B Energy Budget

(POLITICO)—House Republicans met on Capitol Hill on Monday to propose a $34 billion energy and water budget, pushing to heal the wounds created by about a billion dollars in ...