Tag Archives: Defense Department

White House Budget Sets Aside $14B for Submarine and F-35 Development and Procurement

Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s fighter jets and General Dynamics‘ Virginia-class submarine have secured $8.4 billion and $5.4 billion, respectively, in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget plan, the Washington Business Journal reports. The U.S. President earmarked $166.8 billion of the $526.6 billion budget proposal for weapons development and procurement, which extends funding for …

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Martin Dempsey: Sequestration Readiness Effects Could Come in 2014

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Saturday believe sequestration will affect the military’s drawdown operations in Afghanistan. Dempsey believes the Defense Department will begin to see problems in medium-term readiness by 2014 because it will have to move readiness funding over to wartime operations …

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Report: Pentagon Close to Completing Cyber War Rules

The Defense Department is finalizing rules aimed to give military commanders protocol for determining how to respond to cyber attacks against the U.S., USA Today reports. Citing military officials and cyber analysts, Jim Michael writes the rules will also cover conventional combat and let commanders take some actions without having …

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Chuck Hagel to Military: Prepare for More Cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his first major policy speech since taking the job and said the military should prepare for more budget cuts, Reuters reports. The Defense Department is cutting $41 billion from its budget for the rest of this 2013 fiscal year and is facing a potential $500 …

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Pentagon Not Planning 2014 Furloughs; Robert Hale Comments

The Defense Department does not plan to furlough civilian workers during fiscal year 2014 despite uncertainties surrounding its budget, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes President Barack Obama will submit a budget to Congress April 10 that will assume sequestration will be repealed and contain funding levels above current …

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Reports: Pentagon Cutting 8 Furlough Days

The Defense Department now plans to furlough its civilian workers for 14 days during the rest of the current fiscal year, eight less than the 22 days it originally set aside, Bloomberg reports. David Lerman reports Congress provided the Pentagon $10 billion more operations and maintenance funding and spending flexibility …

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OMB: 19% of 2012 Cyber Incidents From Internal Violations

The Office of Management and Budget has found that 19 percent of reported cybersecurity incidents in fiscal year 2012 agencies came from internal policy violations, GovWin reports. OMB also found that 18 percent of federal incident reports involve malicious codes; 16 percent cover lost or stolen equipment; and 6 percent …

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Pentagon Retaining Multivendor Mobile Device Strategy

The Defense Department is denying a report that it will replace all of its current mobile devices with 650,000 Apple iOS devices, GCN reports. Technology website Electronista reported on Wednesday that the Pentagon planned to buy the iOS devices and eliminate Blackberry devices after sequestration concludes. In response, Lt. Col. …

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Report: Pentagon Starting Furlough Notices Thursday

The Defense Department will begin sending furlough proposals to its civilian employees Thursday and workers will have seven days to appeal their furloughs, Federal News Radio reports. Notices will be sent between Thursday and Monday and appeals will end between March 28 and April 1, according to a timeline posted …

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