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And more budget coverage:
The Pentagon today unveiled a $495.6 billion fiscal year 2015 spending request that is $45.2 billion -- or 8 percent -- below what it had planned to spend, with military leaders arguing for significantly more in the near future to support a newly updated national defense strategy and associated force structure and modernization plans.
The Army has made no secret of its intent to take increased risk in many modernization programs, and its fiscal year 2015 budget request reflects that plan with the service backing away from the Ground Combat Vehicle, canceling a next-generation scout helicopter program and delaying enhanced on-the-move networking capabilities, according to budget documents released today.
On March 4, 2014, the Pentagon released its 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.
And our initial coverage:
Defense Department officials are looking at innovative ways to position forces around the world to buttress a smaller force size and mitigate the effects of declining defense budgets, according to the latest Quadrennial Defense Review released today.
Today's INSIDER will be all about the defense budget -- we'll be adding to this page throughout the day as news and numbers break, and emailing you periodically with updates.
And don't forget the Quadrennial Defense Review, which we'll have up here at 1:30.
Here's what we have so far:
The Air Force has requested just more than $8 billion in fiscal year 2015 to fund its top three acquisition priorities -- the KC-46 tanker, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Long-Range Strike Bomber -- as part of its FY-15 budget being presented to Congress and the public today.
And the documents:
On March 4, 2014, the Air Force released an overview of its fiscal year 2015 budget request.
On March 4, 2014, the Army released an overview of its fiscal year 2015 budget request.
On March 4, 2014, the Navy released an overview of its fiscal year 2015 budget request.
On March 4, 2014, the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2015 budget request.
On March 4, 2014, the Defense Department issued its "Program Acquisition Costs By Weapon System" budget book for fiscal year 2015.
On March 4, 2014, the White House Office of Management and Budget released "funding highlights" for the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request.
On March 4, 2014, the White House released a fact sheet on the president's fiscal year 2015 budget request.