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Senate OKs Spending Bill to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown, Aid Syrian Fight Against ISIS

The Senate on Thursday voted 78-22 in favor of a U.S. plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Congress Should Rethink Defense Spending Cuts

Gen. Ray Odierno The U.S. Army’s top uniformed officer believes Congress needs to think twice about implementing deeper cuts to defense budget in the face of global security threats, ...
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House Could Vote Tuesday on Stopgap Spending, Syrian Rebels Training Authorization Bills

House members are set to decide on two bills that would prevent sequestration cuts until Dec. 11 and grant President Barack Obama additional authorities to combat the Islamic State, ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Get ’70-75 Percent’ Of Budget Request Through Congress

Deborah Lee James Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James expects to be able to work with Congress on the service’s two-year spending picture because of what she calls “improved” ...
Jeh Johnson

DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson Urges Passage of Cyber Bill to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure

Jeh Johnson Congress should move swiftly and pass a bill that would bolster the nation’s cybersecurity before lawmakers adjourn for midterm campaigning, Homeland Security Secretary ...
Barack Obama

President Obama Asks Congress to Fund Counterterrorism Program

Barack Obama President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve appropriations for his counter-terrorism program in a move to address the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ...
Congress

Report: Lawmakers Aim to Tackle Defense Authorization Bill in September

U.S. lawmakers are set to deliberate the defense authorization bill as they return to work on Monday and seek to prioritize the measure over the three weeks remaining in the fiscal ...
budget analysis review

Analysts: Rising Terrorism Concerns to Reshape Future U.S. Defense Budget

Some analysts forecast that the current threat picture will prompt U.S. lawmakers to address defense spending issues when they return from their August recess, Defense News reported ...
budget analysis review

OMB: FY 2015 Budget Caps Insufficient for Pentagon, DOE, FBI

The Office of Management and Budget has called on Congress to finalize the fiscal year 2015 budget for the FBI and Defense Department in order for those agencies to meet required budget ...
Robert Work

Robert Work: DoD to Cut Admin, Overhead Costs if Sequestration Remains

Robert Work Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Pentagon plans to cut administrative and overhead expenses at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and 16 sub-agencies ...