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House Puts $89B Emergency War Funds in $612B Defense Policy Bill

The House has voted 269-151 to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that puts additional funds for overseas contingency operations to boost defense spending in fiscal year 2016, ...
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CBO: House Committee’s 2016 NDAA Would Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

A Congressional Budget Office report estimates that passage of the House Armed Services Committee’s 2016 National Defense Authorization Act would lower revenues by $1.3 billion ...
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Martin Dempsey: US Security Strategy Change Needed If FY 2016 Sequester Falls

Martin Dempsey U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey has warned against another round of sequestration as he advocated for President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before ...
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Congress Approves FY 2016 Budget; Sen. Mitch McConnell Comments

The U.S. Senate has passed a spending deal that seeks to increase funds for defense programs in fiscal 2016 and balance the federal budget within a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported ...
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Report: Democrats Resist GOP’s Budgeting Approach

House and Senate Democrat lawmakers are demanding changes to Republican-crafted appropriations bills that would boost defense budget and reduce domestic spending, Defense One reported ...
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Mackenzie Eaglen: Bipartisan Budget Deal Could Offer ‘Modest’ 2016 Defense Funding Boost

The Defense Department can expect approximately $510 billion in fiscal 2016 base spending if Congress adopts a follow-on version of the 2013 Ryan-Murray budget deal, according to Mackenzie ...
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NATCA President Paul Rinaldi: ‘Unstable’ FAA Funding Impedes Airspace System Modernization

Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said during a speech Monday at the Aero Club of Washington that funding instability has put the U.S. airspace ...
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DoD Eyes Back-Office Cost Savings, Acquisition Efficiency Ahead of Potential Sequestration

Robert Work The Defense Department is looking into cutting back on spending for back-office operations to prepare for possible budget cuts if Congress implements sequestration in 2016, ...
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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

Alan Shaffer The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 ...
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Douglas Loverro: Pentagon Needs More Funds for Space Defense Programs

Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy, said last week the Defense Department is seeking an additional $5 billion to fund a national security space program ...