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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

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

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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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Gen. Charles Brown: Air Force Likely to See Major Changes in FY 2023

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles "C.Q." Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said he expects to see major changes in the service’s inventory in fiscal year 2023 once the military branch completes force planning exercises and shapes the budget request based on the findings. “We are going to retire some [aircraft in FY22], but it’s not a huge amount,” Brown said. 

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House Panel OKs $694.6B Defense Spending Bill for FY 2021

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The House Appropriations Committee voted 30-22 to pass a bill on Tuesday to authorize $694.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure reflects a $3.7 billion drop from the president’s budget request and a $1.3 billion increase from the FY 2020 enacted level.

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Karen St. Germain on NASA’s Earth Science Decadal Survey Implementation

Karen St. Germain

Karen St. Germain, director of NASA’s Earth Science division, said her top priority will be finding ways to implement the Earth science decadal survey. St. Germain, who joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in early June 2020, said she would use her experience at NOAA to help improve collaboration with NASA in the field of Earth observation.

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Gen. John Raymond: Upcoming Space Force Report Seeks to Recommend Ways to Accelerate Acquisition Process

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations within the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Space Force will submit to Congress in the next few days a report that would recommend changes on how the service should fund and acquire military space platforms, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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