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Ashton Carter: Congress Should Leave Pentagon Budget Alone

Adding money to programs the Defense Department does not need detracts from programs it does need funding for, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, according to Defense News. Carter told attendees of an event at the American Enterprise Institute Wednesday that Congress should not tamper with the Pentagon’s proposed budget, Kate …

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Senate Panel OKs FY 2013 Defense Bill, Includes 5% Service Contract Cut

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its version of the fiscal 2013 defense spending bill Thursday, authorizing a $525.8 billion base budget for the Defense Department and $88.2 billion for overseas contingencies. According to David Alexander report for Reuters, lawmakers also gave the Energy Department $17.3 billion for its nuclear …

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Report: Pentagon To Push For More BRAC Rounds

The Defense Department is pushing to conduct two additional rounds of base closures and realignments, Andy Medici writes for Military Times. The Pentagon is prohibited from proposing or planning a BRAC round for 2013 under the defense authorization bill passed in the House on May 18, Medici noted. A Senate …

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Report: Research Group Outlines Possible Defense Cuts

The Defense Department can reduce spending on weapons systems and still maintain military strength, a U.S. research organization suggests, according to Defense News. Washington-based Center for a New American Security issued a report Wednesday explaining military pre-eminence does not require the Pentagon to maintain its current spending levels, Christopher Cavas …

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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in …

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Pentagon Giving Academia $155M For Science, Engineering Research; Lemnios Comments

The Defense Department plans to distribute $155 million to academic institutions over the next five years for multidisciplinary basic research, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Research teams will receive the funds through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, aimed at accelerating research in scientific- and engineering-related programs. Zachary Lemnios, the assistant secretary …

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Bill Would Bar Pentagon From Using Private Security At Afghan Posts

House lawmakers will begin to consider the 2013 defense authorization bill this week, including a provision in regard to federal contracting in Afghanistan, the Washington Business Journal reports. According to writer Jill Aitoro, the measure would prohibit the Pentagon from contracting private companies for security guard services at Afghanistan-based military …

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