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Adam Smith: Sequestration to Remain in Obama’s Budget Proposal

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said sequestration cuts will stay in place as the Obama administration’s budget plan heads to Capitol Hill, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes the administration’s five-year budget proposal for fiscal 2015 adheres to the $496 billion spending caps …

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Ray Odierno: Sequestration Puts Army ‘Out of Balance’

The U.S. Army‘s top uniformed officer told a National Press Club audience in Washington Tuesday that the Army will likely not get back to a state of full readiness until 2020 because of sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gen. Ray Odierno told the audience …

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Congress Passes Two-Year Budget Deal to Avoid Sequestration

The bipartisan deal to alleviate sequestration-related cuts in the next two fiscal years has been sent to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Lawder and Richard Cowan write the House approved the budget agreement last week by a wide margin and the Senate cleared …

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Dan Doney, Gus Taveras: Intell Agencies Eye Shared IT Services Amid Sequestration

Federal intelligence agencies are planning to transition to a shared information technology environment as sequestration budget cuts appear set to stay in place, Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise intends to build a shared platform for the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence …

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Report: Lawmakers Inch Closer to Sequestration Reduction Agreement

Republican and Democratic lead budget negotiators are close to reaching a deal to reduce sequestration-related cuts for the next two fiscal years, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) could finalize a small-scale budget plan by the end of this week or early next week, …

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Ash Carter Discusses Sequestration, Military Partnerships and Procurement in Recent Q&A

Ashton Carter, outgoing deputy defense secretary, spoke with Defense News recently about budgeting under sequestration, military alliances in the Asia-Pacific region and acquisition reform at the Pentagon, Defense News reported Tuesday. Vago Muradian writes Carter said Defense Department leaders have been working hard to minimize the impact of government cutbacks …

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Robert Hale Hopeful for Short-Term Sequestration Relief

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale told a conference in Washington Thursday he is hoping for temporary relief from sequestration as lawmakers deliberate on the federal budget, Defense One reported Thursday. Charles S. Clark writes Hale hopes for the deal to reduce defense cuts under the sequester from $50 billion to the $20 …

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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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Ray Odierno: Sequestration Cuts Harming Army’s Readiness

Budget cuts under sequestration are hurting the Army’s preparedness and workforce, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Defense News in an interview published Thursday. Vago Muradian writes the Army is set to reduce its war troops from 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers under the mandatory federal spending cuts. Odierno …

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