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House Panel OKs Measure to Add Nearly $25B to President’s FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted 42-17 Wednesday to approve an amendment that would increase the topline of the defense budget for fiscal year 2022 to $778 billion. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., the House panel's ranking member, introduced the amendment, which reflects a $37 billion increase from the FY 2021 enacted level. 

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Adm. Michael Gilday: FY 2022 Budget Proposal Aligns With Navy’s Future Fleet Vision

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he believes the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 supports the U.S. Navy’s plans for its future fleet design. Although the law requires the Navy to achieve a fleet of 355 ships, Gilday said the service can afford approximately 300 ships given its current budget.

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House Panel Offers Recommendations for Space Force via FY 2022 Budget Report

Capitol Hill

The House Appropriations Committee has released a report calling for the U.S. Space Force to come up with a clear plan for its future system architectures based on “rigorous technical analysis with executable plans resourced by realistic budgets" and reassess the organizational construct of the Space and Missile Systems Center.

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Acting Secretary Thomas Harker Describes Navy’s Domain Investment, IT Modernization Initiatives

Thomas Harker

Thomas Harker, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, said that the service branch's new budget request reflects its goals to balance multidomain investments and modernize naval forces. He said the Navy also moved to update its information technology network and key computer applications when personnel shifted to a remote work environment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gen. Mark Milley Testifies Before House Panel on FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget of $715 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to strike a balance between future modernization and readiness. Milley said investments in such technologies are aligned with the Pentagon’s joint warfighting concept. 

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Kathleen Hicks: DOD Requests Budget Centered on Tech Innovation

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, the deputy secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the Pentagon's defense budget request features many experimentation projects across the service branches. Hicks said virtually at the recent Defense One Tech Summit that the Department of Defense wants to realize concepts in various areas such as data, artificial intelligence and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). 

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Biden’s 2022 GSA Budget Plan Reflects Federal IT, Real Estate, Fleet Investment Priorities; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) has outlined proposals in President Biden's budget request that would support federal information technology modernization, real estate management and fleet electrification projects for fiscal year 2022. GSA said Friday the White House requested an additional $500 million for priority IT system upgrade and cybersecurity work through the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) program.

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Department of the Air Force Unveils $173.7B Budget Request for FY 2022; John Roth Quoted

John Roth

The Department of the Air Force proposed a $173.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 to help deliver joint lethality and build up the future force. The FY 2022 budget request includes $17.4 billion in funds for the U.S. Space Force and $156.3 billion for the U.S. Air Force.

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Lloyd Austin: President’s FY 2022 Budget Could Enable DOD to Go After Needed Capabilities

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The president’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget is expected to include $715 billion in defense funding and Gen. Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he believes the planned budget is sufficient to pursue the development of new capabilities DOD needs.

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force’s Budget to Rise in Coming Years

Lt. Gen. John Thompson

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the U.S. Space Force expects to see its budget increase in the next few years as the Department of Defense (DoD) prioritizes spending on space platforms. The new service branch is working on budget requests for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. 

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