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Pentagon Seeks $6B in FY 2015 C4I Funding

The Defense Department has proposed $6 billion in fiscal year 2015 funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the Pentagon plans to spend $541.5 million on research and procurement of 3,294 radio systems under the Tactical Networking Radio Systems …

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Veterans Affairs Asks for $200M IT Funding Boost

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking to increase its information technology budget to $3.9 billion in fiscal 2015 from $3.7 billion in FY 2014 funding or a 5 percent increase, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes the agency intends to invest $173 million of that budget in the electronic Veterans …

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Adam Smith: Sequestration to Remain in Obama’s Budget Proposal

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said sequestration cuts will stay in place as the Obama administration’s budget plan heads to Capitol Hill, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes the administration’s five-year budget proposal for fiscal 2015 adheres to the $496 billion spending caps …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks $41B in Sequester Relief

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a Bloomberg Government-hosted event last week that the branch is seeking $41 billion in additional funds to help manage sequestration cuts for fiscal year 2015, DoDBuzz reported Monday. Richard Sisk writers that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s five-year budget blueprint calls for a …

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Katherine Archuleta: President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Worker Training

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday will allocate increased appropriations for federal employee training programs, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Joe Davidson writes Katherine Archuleta, director of Office of Personnel Management, told a conference that the budget plan contains resolutions for boosting initiatives to train workers and …

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Steven VanRoekel Unveils Focus of Fiscal 2015 Budget

Steven VanRoekel, federal chief information officer, has revealed the major points of the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, FCW reported Thursday. Troy Schneider writes VanRoekel told an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council-sponsored event that technology and innovation are the dominant themes of the budget plan. “We have a modest …

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Kathy Sullivan: NOAA Resumes Hiring, Training Programs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has resumed its hiring and training programs after a long freeze due to sequestration, GovExec reported Friday. Eric Katz writes Kathy Sullivan, acting NOAA administrator, attributed the lift on hiring and training to an increase in fiscal 2014 funding for the agency. “The omnibus …

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Report: Rafael Borras to Leave DHS

Rafael Borras, undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, will leave DHS on Feb. 7 and plans to return to the private sector, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Chris Cummiskey will serve in that role on an acting basis, which would continue his time in …

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