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House Armed Services Committee Unveils $600B Defense Spending Bill

The Pentagon would receive $521.3 billion in base funding and $79.4 billion for its overseas contingency budget under the House Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes the committee also wants to shift billions of dollars from service contracts and museums …

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Rep. Adam Smith: $26B Pentagon Budget Hike in FY 2015 Unlikely

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has said the Pentagon might be unable to receive a $26 billion budget increase in fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes Smith has urged his colleagues to approve Pentagon’s proposed weapon program reductions, including the A-10 aircraft …

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Legislators Asks VA for Update on New EHR System Roadmap

An appropriations bill passed by the House Wednesday requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide updates on how it intends to make its electronic health record system interoperable with that of the Defense Department, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the VA is required to prepare a detailed report on …

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Pentagon Plans to Spend $63B on FY 2014 R&D

The Defense Department plans to allocate nearly $63 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation programs in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes the Pentagon also wants to reduce spending on system development and demonstration by half under its 2015 Future Years Defense Plan in …

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Report: Afghan Military Spending Grew 557% Over 9 Years

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute indicates that 23 countries have doubled their military spending over the last 10 years, Defense One reported Monday. Kedar Pavgi and Ben Watson write Afghanistan has raised its military spending by 557 percent from 2004 to 2013, followed by Azerbaijan …

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House Appropriators Propose $3.9B for VA IT Modernization

House lawmakers haved unveiled a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill that includes $3.87 billion to update Department of Veteran Affairs‘ information technology systems, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that House appropriators on Wednesday released spending legislation that would fund military construction and veterans programs for fiscal 2015. The …

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Gen. Mark Welsh: Budget Reductions Hit Combatant Commands

Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has told a House defense subcommittee that he believes budget cuts are harming the combatant commanders’ future capabilities, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes that Welsh testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee …

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NIST Asks for $19M in Cyber Physical Systems Research Funding

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has requested $18.8 million in funding for a research initiative intended to address cyber-physical system threats, Fierce Government reported Monday. David Perera writes that NIST will allocate $5 million of that funding for projects to develop encryption and networking protocols under its fiscal …

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