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Report: Federal Budget Cuts Jeopardize U.S. Medical Research

Doctors have raised concerns that medical research efforts may slow because of a budget crisis facing the federal government, Nextgov reported Friday. Emma Green writes sequestration has slashed close to $1.55 billion from the National Institutes of Health‘s budget. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who authored “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography …

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DHS Cyber Strategy Faces Legal, Money Hurdles; Suzanne Spaulding Comments

Funding and legal constraints are preventing the Department of Homeland Security from implementing a continuous monitoring initiative to secure government networks, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Suzanne Spaulding, acting undersecretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday …

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Robert Hale: Congress Has Three Scenarios as Fiscal Year Ends

Robert Hale, Defense Department comptroller, remains hopeful that Congress will reach a deal to reduce the federal deficit and avert sequestration, he told Defense One in an interview published Monday. Stephanie Gaskell writes Hale described three legislative scenarios as a new round of across-the-board spending cuts loom, including that fiscal compromise. …

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Eric Fanning: Air Force to Get Needed F-35, Tanker Program Funds

Acting Air Force Eric Fanning expects the branch to get the required funding for the F-35 and aerial-tanker programs for next fiscal year, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Doug Cameron writes Fanning did not disclose the Air Force’s plans regarding its share of 1,700 F-35 jets the military has ordered from Lockheed …

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Elana Broitman Outlines Efforts to Strengthen Defense Industrial Base

The Defense Department is taking steps to ensure the U.S. industrial base will continue to provide mission-critical capabilities should sequestration continue into fiscal 2014, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes Elana Broitman, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy, said in a recent interview …

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Jamie Morin Appointed Pentagon Cost Assessment Lead

Jamie Morin, the U.S. Air Force’s chief financial officer, has been nominated to lead the Defense Department office responsible for estimating how much weapons programs cost following the retirement of Christine Fox in June, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes that if confirmed by the Senate, Morin would likely play a key …

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Proposed House CR Would Put CBP, ICE Furloughs on Hold

Both the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies would receive additional funding flexibility to maintain their current staffing levels under a continuing resolution introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers Tuesday. The bill would continue funding the government at the current $986.3 billion level and keep sequestration cuts …

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Gerry Connolly: Pending Budget Talks Create Uncertainty for Contractors

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), said uncertainty over spending cuts due to sequestration could have an “insidious” impact on contractors, taxpayers and government employees, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes Congress is fast approaching deadlines to decide on pay raise, government funding and the debt ceiling. Connolly told Federal …

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