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Report: Obama Administration to Seek $585B DoD Budget for FY 2016

The White House plans to send a $585 billion fiscal year 2016 Defense Department budget proposal to Congress next week, Defense One reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the Obama administration’s defense budget will seek $534 billion for the agency’s base budget and another $50.9 billion to fund overseas contingency operations. …

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Robert Work: Pentagon to Use Counterterrorism Fund to Buy Special Ops Tech

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told House Budget Committee members Thursday that a $5 billion counterterrorism fund could help the Pentagon acquire technology for special operations forces, Defense News reported Thursday. “We have requested the flexibility to buy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets that would directly support our partners, increase …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon to Need War Budget Even After Troops Leave Afghanistan

The Defense Department will continue to request funding for operations in Afghanistan even after U.S. combat troops return home from that country, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes that outgoing Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said overseas contingency operations budget will pay for post-war equipment repair and coalition support needs. “I …

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NOAA Prioritizes Satellite, IT Programs in 2015 Budget Request

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is requesting a $5.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2015, about 3.2 percent more than the agency’s fiscal 2014 budget, FCW reported Monday. Frank Konkel writes NOAA wants the additional funds to back satellite-based environmental monitoring programs and information technology system upgrades. The agency’s National …

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