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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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Ashton Carter, Joseph Dunford: DoD Needs to Avoid Sequestration to Address 5 Strategic Challenges

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department needs to avoid sequestration in order to fund critical investments amid the five global challenges the U.S. currently faces, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter cited terrorism, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the strategic challenges that direct …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Offers Path Forward on Readiness, Tech Programs

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s $582.7 billion budget plan seeks to balance military investments to build high-end technologies, operational capacity and readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Thursday that sequestration has forced DoD to …

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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the think tank released a report in which it indicated potential U.S. vulnerabilities in satellites and electronic warfare and the …

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CBO: No Sequester Budget Cuts Needed in Fiscal 2016

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for the current fiscal year because defense and nondefense appropriations do not exceed budget limits set by law. CBO said Monday that fiscal 2016 defense and nondefense funding allocations are respectively equal to the estimated $606.9 billion and $542.8 billion caps …

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