Tag Archives: Defense Department

Report: Pentagon Near Completion of 2015 Budget Plan

The Defense Department is close to completing its 2015 budget proposal, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with military and civilian officials to finalize the budget plan and senior defense officials deliberated on the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. …

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Omnibus Bill Includes $572B for Pentagon’s FY 2014 Budget

An omnibus funding bill unveiled by legislators Monday evening includes a measure that provides the Defense Department with a $572 billion budget for the current fiscal year, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes the measure allocates $92.9 billion to support the Pentagon’s acquisition programs and $63 billion for research and …

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Report: Defense Dept Chiefs Seek to Preserve FY 2015 R&D Funds

Top Defense Department leaders want to funds for research and development initiatives in the Pentagon’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget amid plans within the U.S. military to realign funding for other programs, Defense News reported Saturday. Marcus Weisgerber and Zachary Fryer-Biggs write Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel consulted with Alan Shaffer, the Pentagon’s …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Working to Set Nuclear Upgrade Priorities

The Defense Department is planning to upgrade the U.S. nuclear defense system through a 30-year modernization plan, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes the government is preparing to modernize its 1970s-class nuclear weapons with new electronic and tail kit guidance components. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Reuters the U.S. must …

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Defense Officials View Cyber as Top Security Issue

A new Defense News poll has found cyber attacks as the top security concern among defense leaders in government and industry, with 45.1 percent of 352 respondents ranking it as number one, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes terror attacks came in as the second greatest area of concern, close …

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Dyke Weatherington: Pentagon to Continue Slimming Drone Budget

The Pentagon has readjusted its unmanned systems integrated roadmap to take into consideration the program’s decreased budget and developments in the foreign drone market, DoDBuzz reported Thursday. Dyke Weatherington, director of unmanned warfare and ISR with the Defense Department, told the website the military aims to more clearly address its …

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