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Dan Tangherlini: GSA Gets $9B In FY 2014 Public Infrastructure Funds

General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini said Tuesday that the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act gives the agency $9.3 billion to build, maintain or repair public facilities. The agnecy plans to spend more than $1 billion for maintenance work on the nation’s 9,000 federal buildings and almost $295 million for updates …

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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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Christopher Miller: Pentagon Wants Competition for Health Record Modernization Project

Christopher Miller, acting director of the Interagency Program Office, said Wednesday the Defense Department intends to launch a competitive acquisition process for its electronic medical records system modernization project, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes Miller described the Pentagon’s partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make …

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CSIS Report: Troop Numbers Driving Asia Defense Spending Increase

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report reveals the increased military spending of China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 2000 to 2011, Defense News reports. According to Zachary Fryer-Biggs’ story, the report attributes the increased spending with troop size and maintenance costs rather than large investments …

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Pentagon Cuts Could Spare CyberWar Efforts, Lynn Says

The future of weapons modernization programs hangs in the balance as the Pentagon prepares to cut up to $450 billion in spending over the next decade, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in an interview Monday. “Its clear we’re going to have to trim modernization programs to some degree and …

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