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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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Report: Trump’s Proposed $54B Defense Budget Increase Would Top BCA Spending Limit

A Congressional Research Service report says President Donald Trump’s proposal to increase defense spending by $54 billion for fiscal 2018 would exceed the $549 billion spending cap under the Budget Control Act, GovExec reported Tuesday. Charles Clark writes that Trump has proposed cuts to domestic programs to offset 60 percent of the defense funding boost. …

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DoD Officials: Sequestration, Continuing Resolution Impede Efforts to Recover Military Readiness

Five Defense Department officials have asked Senate lawmakers to pass a budget to help mitigate the impact of sequestration budget cuts and lack of stable funds on DoD’s industrial infrastructure and military readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes the officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness …

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GAO Examines Military Depot Workload Fluctuation in Fiscal Years 2012-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that the workload of depots run by U.S.  military branches fluctuated from fiscal year 2012 through fiscal 2015 and that reduced funding levels affected depot maintenance previously planned for FY 2013 to future years. GAO said in a report published Friday it collected information on military services’ depot maintenance management, planning …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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Army Vice Chief Daniel Allyn: Budget Control Act Repeal Needed to Address ‘Readiness, Modernization Shortfalls’

U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has called for the repeal of legislation that would restore sequestration in fiscal year 2018 as the service branch seeks to address readiness and modernization requirements. “The programmed BCA levels of funding in the years ahead impede predictable planning and sustained program …

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