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 News by Topics: Budget

  1. Congressional committees tweaked nearly 10 percent of the money that the Pentagon requested for its fiscal year 2015 appropriations accounts before the 'cromnibus' spending bill was passed on Dec. 11  resulting in $4.4 billion in additional procurement and research and development projects  an analysis of the budget shows. AFP

    Analysis: Congress Reworks 10 Percent of DoD Procurement Budget

    Congressional committees tweaked nearly 10 percent of the money that the Pentagon requested for its fiscal year 2015 appropriations accounts before the 'cromnibus' spending bill was passed on Dec.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  2. Stalled: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the CyberTech 2014 international conference in January. Ambitious plans to create an operational authority for cyber defense have been hung up due to internal politics and coming elections. JACK GUEZ/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Schedule Slips on Israeli Cyber Defense Command

    Israel's operational authority for cyber defense will debut at least a year later than planned due to election-driven budgetary limbo and lingering disputes over roles and missions, experts here say.

    • Dec. 13, 2014
  3. The Capitol Building dome under scaffolding. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    The Senate on Saturday approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill and sent it to President Barack Obama for his signature.

    • Dec. 13, 2014
  4. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., during a Sept. 9 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeon Capitol Hill. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    As Shutdown Nears, It's Coburn's Move

    Whether the Senate passes two massive Pentagon bills on Thursday depends largely on one senator and whether he releases his hostage: one of those defense measures.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  5. The House narrowly approved a $1 trillion governmentwide spending bill. Chip Somodevilla/ / Getty Images

    After Dramatic Day, House Approves $554B for Pentagon

    The US House on Thursday narrowly approved a $1 trillion government-wide spending bill, but only after shouting on the floor, the changing of votes and arm-twisting behind closed doors.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  6. A growing number of top Democrats are voicing opposition to a $1 trillion spending bill because of provisions tucked into the 1,603-page bill that would affect banks and campaign-finance laws, among other concerns. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Top US Democrats Oppose $1 Trillion Spending Bill

    A growing number of top Democrats are voicing opposition to a $1 trillion spending bill because of provisions tucked into the 1,603-page bill that would affect banks and campaign-finance laws, among other concerns.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  7. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Mandel Ngan / AFP

    As Shutdown Nears, It's Coburn's Move

    Whether a frantic day Thursday on Capitol Hill turns chaotic depends largely on one senator and whether he releases his hostage: a defense policy bill.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  8. US M1A1 Abrams tanks are loaded onto a train during the Army Preposition Stocks operation drill at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, about 290 kms (180 miles) southeast of Seoul on March 5, 2009. KIM JAE-HWAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Lawmakers Boost Budgets for Abrams, Army Vehicles in Defense Bill

    The M1 Abrams tank won $120 million for an upgrade program in the Defense spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders Tuesday, one of several increases for the Army's heavy vehicle programs.

    • Dec. 10, 2014
  9. An Iron Dome battery, a short-range missile defence system, on July 3 in Ashod, Israel. Jack Guez / AFP

    House Bill Would Add Funds to Several Israeli Missile Programs

    The defense appropriations bill agreed to by lawmakers this week calls for US funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system to double, bringing Washington's investment in the program to over $1.2 billion since 2011.

    • Dec. 10, 2014
  10. Christmastime is here  and so is the 'cromnibus,' a massive spending bill needed to keep the government running through FY2015. The spending measure must pass by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (EST) to avert a government shutdown. Pete Marovich / Getty Images

    Congress Inserts $554B for DoD in 'Cromnibus' Spending Bill

    The massive spending bill unveiled Tuesday evening by congressional leaders includes $554 billion for the Pentagon, including base-budget growth.

    • Dec. 10, 2014
  11. Airmen install a new engine on a KC-10 Extender. A congressional move to block KC-10 retirements could create problems for the KC-46 program, which draws on existing maintainers. US Air Force

    Congressional Block on Tanker Retirements Could Delay KC-46

    The KC-46A Pegasus tanker is one of the three major recapitalization priorities for the Air Force. But with Congress moving to block retirement of older tankers, the Pegasus could find itself short on maintainers as it attempts to come online.

    • Dec. 7, 2014
  12. Need for Increases: Defense officials argue that without an increase to the future years defense plan, the military will have to retire its KC-10 refueling fleet, among other things. Brian Dyjak / US Air Force

    Source: Fiscal 2016 Base Budget Request Will Be $36B Over Spending Caps

    The White House is developing a fiscal 2016 defense budget that would align with its long-planned $535 billion top line, ensuring that the administration would ignore the congressionally mandated budget caps put in place in 2011, according to a source wit

    • Dec. 5, 2014
  13. Congress wants a plan from the Coast Guard on how the service intends to keep its medium endurance cutters operating until replacements come online starting in the late 2020s. Here, the cutter Escanaba undergoes an overhaul at Coast Guard Yard Curtis Bay, Md. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    House Passes US Coast Guard Bill

    The House voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to approve a policy bill for the US Coast Guard, 413-3. The bill now moves to the Senate where, as of late Thursday, it has yet to be scheduled for floor action.

    • Dec. 3, 2014
  14. A compromise NDAA, if approved before Congress leaves next week, will block the US Air Force's proposed retirement of its A-10 fleet but approve White House plans to arm Syrian rebels. Capt. Susan Harrington / US Air Force

    Compromise NDAA Blocks A-10 Retirement, OKs White House's Syrian Rebels Plan

    House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a Pentagon policy measure that blocks A-10 retirements and greenlights plans to arm Syrian rebels, a measure that should hit the House floor this week.

    • Dec. 2, 2014
  15. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., has worked out a compromise 2015 Pentagon policy bill with his House counterpart, Rep. Buck Mckeon, R-Calif. The House could take up the measure later this week, with the Senate following suit before it adjourns sometime before the week of Christmas. Jim Watson / AFP

    Armed Services Committees to Unveil Compromise NDAA Details

    After weeks of high-level talks, the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Tuesday will unveil details of a compromise 2015 Pentagon policy bill.

    • Dec. 2, 2014
  16. Turkey's Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz talks during a debate in the Parliament in Ankara on Oct. 2, 2014. ADEM ALTAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Turkey Relies on Indirect Funding for New Gear

    Turkey's 'direct' defense budget for 2015 will climb modestly from the current year, but the country's procurement planners will rely on indirect and non-budgetary funding to finance new acquisitions worth about US $4 billion next year.

    • Nov. 29, 2014
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