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CBO: Pentagon Five-Year Budget Plan $123B Over Expectations

According to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis, the Defense Department’s most recent five-year budget plan will run $123 billion, or 5 percent more than expected. CBO analyzed the Pentagon’s future years defense program and its impact between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, through 2030. The plan describes the department’s base …

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White House Creates Committee to Ensure Govt Emergency Communications

President Barack Obama issued an executive order July 6 that called for the creation of an executive committee for national security and emergency preparedness communications, Federal News Radio reports. The committee will be composed of the heads of eight federal agencies, co-chaired by the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security. According …

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Dr. Jamie Morin Appointed Acting Air Force Undersecretary

In a statement after his appointment, Morin said that he will be digging in to critical issues such as the space program and energy efficiency issues. Morin also said he will look deeper into the Defense Department‘s management reform and the Air Force‘s budget. Principal deputy in the Office of …

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Report: Pentagon Includes Boeing Drone In $641M Fund Shift Request

The Defense Department is asking Congress to shift $641 million in intelligence and surveillance funds toward expanding use of a Boeing-built drone for Navy commandos in Afghanistan, Bloomberg reports. According to Tony Capaccio’s report, $94.2 million would go to ground stations for Boeing’s ScanEagle drone, used to assist Afghan local …

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GAO: 2005 BRAC Round Cost $14.1B Over Expectations

The Defense Department spent an estimated $14.1 billion more than expected during its most recent round of Base Realignment and Closures, according to recent Government Accountability Office report. BRAC costs for this round totaled $35.1 billion, 67 percent more than the Pentagon’s original prediction of $21 billion, auditors found. GAO …

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GAO: IT Progress Stalled In VA-DoD Healthcare Project

The Government Accountability Office recently audited the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs’ progress in integrating their healthcare facilities, Fierce Government IT reports. The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, located in North Chicago, Ill., is the VA’s first attempt at the integration process. GAO auditors found 11 …

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Pentagon Starting Private-Public IT Workforce Exchange

The Defense Department has finalized the details for an information technology workforce exchange program with the private sector, Nextgov reports. Assignments under the Information Technology Exchange Pilot Program will span from three months to one year. To qualify for the ITEP pilot, applicants must maintain employment within the IT field …

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