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House To See Sequester Replacement Act This Week

The House is scheduled to vote on a bill later this week that would de-trigger sequestration and control potential across-the-board cuts, Federal News Radio reports. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) introduced the Sequester Replacement Act of 2012 last week, which would require federal employees to pay more for retirement benefits. …

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Marion Blakey: Hypersonic Research Loses Out From Flat Budgets

NASA and the aerospace industry are affected by flat or declining budgets but but Defense Department programs already underway are impacted as well, an aeronautics industry official said, according to FierceGovernment IT. Marion Blakey, aeronautics committee chair on NASA’s Advisory Council and president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told the House …

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Robert Work Viewing Defense Cuts As ‘Glass Half-Full’

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps may not be in such a bad position amidst the Defense Department’s looming $487 billion budget reduction over the next ten years, the Navy’s undersecretary said Wednesday. Robert Work told the Navy League’s Sea Air Space conference attendees he views the cuts more in …

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Top Tricare Official Gives Backing to Healthcare, R&D Programs

The director of the Tricare Management Activity reaffirmed the Pentagon’s goal to provide healthcare for soldiers and their families, American Forces Press Service reports. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, also assistant secretary for health affairs, recommended the Pentagon identify best practices for improving both facilities and information sharing. Defense health program expenses …

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Defense Officials: Cyber Strategy, Rules in the Making

The Defense Department’s rules outlining how the military should react and when it can practice active cyber defense should come in the next few months, according to military officials. Pentagon officials told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Joint Staff and the defense secretary’s policy office are collaborating to …

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McKeon Proposes Fed Workforce Cuts to Avoid Defense Cuts

House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) has introduced a bill he says will protect help avoid defense cuts by sequestration for at least one year. According to McKeon, the Down Payment To Protect National Security Act is designed to avoid around $55 billion of defense spending cuts in …

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Supercommittee Fail: What They’re Saying

Reaction has poured in from the business and political communities regarding the congressional supercommittee‘s announcement Monday that it has failed to produce a deficit reduction proposal. Reaction from the business world primarily focused on the possibility of $600 million in additional defense cuts. “There is a mistaken notion floating around …

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