Home / DoD / House Armed Services Committee OKs FY 2014 Defense Spending Bill

House Armed Services Committee OKs FY 2014 Defense Spending Bill

PentagonThe House Armed Services Committee has approved a bill allocating a $552.1 billion budget for Defense Department to spend in fiscal year 2014, the Defense News reported Wednesday.

John Bennett writes the budget is larger than the Obama administration’s $526.6 billion defense spending plan as the committee approved a missile defense site on the East Coast and limited spending on other large programs.

Defense News reports the bill disregards the second year of sequestration, which imposes a $50 billion across-the-board cut to the defense budget.

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the committee’s ranking member, said in a statement that the bill points out why the sequester should be removed, according to Bennett’s report.

Check Also

Andrew Charles: Navy Should Determine Where AI Fits Into System

Capt. Andrew Charles, director of tactical exploitation of national capabilities for the U.S. Navy, has said the service should determine where artificial intelligence technologies apply in its operations, and where they don't, Federal News Network reported Friday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *