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House Approves $3.8T Budget Blueprint

The U.S. House voted 228-199 Wednesday to pass a fiscal 2016 budget plan that includes an extra $20 billion for overseas contingency operations spending, the New York Times reported Thursday. Jonathan Weisman writes the Republican-crafted budget would increase the OCO funding allocation to $96 billion without a requirement to offset …

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Report: Obama’s 2016 IT Budget Plan Reflects Federal Tech Adoption Push

The Obama administration’s proposed information technology budget and recent hiring of industry technologists reflect the administration’s strategy to derive value from federal IT investments, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Aaron Boyd and Amber Corrin write President Barack Obama requested a 2.7 percent increase in government IT funds for the next fiscal …

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House OKs $17B Veterans Healthcare Budget Plan

The House of Representatives has passed a $17 billion budget plan for the Veterans Affairs Department, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Lawder writes the House voted 420-5 to approve the bill that would fund the veterans’ access to private healthcare services and the recruitment of additional doctors and nurses for outpatient …

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Navy Outlines Hurdles to Warship Expansion Plan

The U.S. Navy says it will be unable to match its current budget plan with the funding requirements to build new surface warships and submarines between 2025 and 2034, Bloomberg reported Monday. Tony Capaccio writes the Navy submitted a 30-year shipbuilding plan to the Congress outlining the challenges facing the …

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Chuck Hagel Briefs Private Sector on FY 2015 Defense Budget Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed the Pentagon’s $496 billion proposed budget for the next fiscal year with the Business Roundtable, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Alexander reports Hagel held the meeting Wednesday afternoon to brief the group on the budget plan’s underlying goals and discuss the economic impact of Crimea’s …

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Steven VanRoekel: No IT Funding Increase in Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Plan

President Barack Obama has proposed a $79.1 billion information technology budget for fiscal 2015, down from the fiscal 2014 budget of $81.4 billion, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes Steven VanRoekel, federal chief information officer, said Tuesday the $79.1 billion spending plan allocates $35.4 billion to defense IT projects and …

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