Tag Archives: Federal Budget

Army Plans Reorganization, Consolidation As Budget is Reduced

The U.S. Army is reorganizing and consolidating training programs due to reduced funding, FCW reported Tuesday. Amber Corrin writes a plan to combine at least three virtual training programs into one platform was discussed at a recent AUSA symposium in Arlington, Va. “We want to get away from having multiple …

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Congress Asks DoD to Detail Cyber Budget

Defense Department officials have been asked by members of Congress to provide more details on the military’s budget for its cyber and special operations, the Federal Times reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the House and Senate appropriations committees want more information in order to form a budget for the Special …

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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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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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DHS Biometrics Office Eyes Cloud-Based Storage; Shonnie Lyon Comments

A Department of Homeland Security body is looking into cloud-based storage options to help maintain its burgeoning biometrics database, the Federal Times reported Tuesday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Office of Biometric Identity Management processes queries from other federal agencies automatically and works to return results from its servers within minutes. The …

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Paul Hommert: Budgetary Changes to Impact Nuclear Weapons Program

Sandia National Laboratories passed all fiscal 2013 milestones for the country’s nuclear weapons program but expects to run into budget and timetable issues for 2014 due to federal budget disputes, the Albuquerque Business Journal reported Wednesday. Dan Mayfield writes the lab’s key priorities, which include upgrading the B61 nuclear weapon, could be …

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John Kerry: America’s Intl Standing Suffered Due to Shutdown

Secretary of State John Kerry has urged lawmakers to reach a fiscal deal ahead of the next round of scheduled budget talks in December, Reuters reported Thursday. Lesley Wroughton writes the former senator told a Center of American Progress conference audience the international perception of the U.S. ability to lead …

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