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Defense Budget Alert

October 18, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants House and Senate lawmakers to know he is opposed to several provisions in their versions of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill as they head into conference committee deliberations, according to an Oct. 17 letter sent to Capitol Hill and obtained by Inside Defense.

October 12, 2017 | Daily News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday Democrats would fight for equal increases for defense and non-defense spending as negotiations for a final fiscal year 2018 appropriations package get underway.

October 06, 2017 | Daily News

House and Senate appropriators have denied the Defense Department's request to transfer $50 million to begin a new program to develop a commercially based, micro-synthetic aperture radar satellite prototype aimed at "deep learning analytics" to improve the speed and exploitation of raw satellite imagery.

October 04, 2017 | Daily News

Congressional defense committees have approved nearly 90 percent of the Pentagon's request to transfer $416 million between different accounts to increase funding for missile defense programs, according to a document released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

October 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is asking Congress for permission to shift a share of its fiscal year 2017 funding to address training needs and enhance space and missile defense capabilities.

October 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon recently sent Congress a request to reprogram nearly $414 million in base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations funds to an array of munitions programs and classified priorities, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

October 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is seeking congressional approval for resource reallocations to support its nascent security force assistance brigades, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

September 26, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department is working on a National Defense Strategy that would require between 3 percent and 7 percent annual budget growth for the next five years, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday.

September 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants Congress to approve the transfer of $187 million in various personnel and operations and maintenance accounts so the Army can purchase additional munitions, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

As the Defense Department braces for another continuing resolution, the Army's deputy chief of staff for programs says the stopgap funding measure's harm should not be downplayed.

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

A continuing resolution could jeopardize the Army's efforts to boost its munitions stockpiles and close a critical capability gap in short-range air defense.

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate passed its version of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill by an 89-8 vote Monday, including more than 150 amendments that could significantly impact Pentagon acquisition programs if they are reconciled in conference committee with the House.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

Fifty Defense Department project that require "new-start" authorization in fiscal year 2018 are facing schedule delays as a result of the 10-week stopgap funding bill enacted last week, that bars, as a matter of routine, spending on new projects.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

Among the programs the Defense Department hoped would be spared under the recently passed continuing resolution are a number of Air Force new-starts and production increases, including key munitions programs and cyber resilience efforts.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department last month sent the White House a detailed list of acquisition program priorities it had hoped to fund at the beginning of fiscal year 2018 in the event Congress passed a stopgap budget measure restricting spending levels and prohibiting new programs, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

The White House strongly objects to several measures impacting weapon systems and cyber policy in the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill supported by the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to a statement of administration policy released by the Office of Management and Budget.

September 07, 2017 | Daily News

Pentagon plans to ramp up production of about two-dozen major weapon systems in fiscal year 2018 would be largely unaffected by the stopgap spending bill President Trump and congressional leaders hope to enact, funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 8.

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) said Wednesday the Pentagon "can live with" the three-month continuing resolution Congress is preparing to pass, though she noted the possibility of easing CR spending restrictions to fund immediate defense priorities related to North Korean nuclear threats.

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