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Politico: Ashton Carter, Service Chiefs Debate on FY 2017 DoD Budget Priorities

The Defense Department continues to deliberate the allocation of its upcoming $580 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017 amid different spending priorities between the service branches and Secretary Ashton Carter, Politico reported Tuesday. Austin Wright writes Carter backs the administration’s plan to build up capability in cyber warfare, next-generation …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks $10B Boost for Personnel, Modernization, Stewardship Programs

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense panel that the service faces challenges in its goals to meet global demand and combatant commander requirements, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes that the Air Force has requested an additional $10 billion on top of the sequestration-level caps to …

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Chuck Hagel: DoD Process Reform Push to Continue Amid Int’l Conflicts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has indicated that the military will move forward with planned reforms to some of its operations and processes amid recent international incidents, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that the proposed reforms will focus on defense acquisition, military healthcare, weapon investments, the nuclear enterprise and the military size, …

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