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Defense Budget Alert

September 27, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon could have more flexibility under sequestration than defense officials have been predicting, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said this week.

September 27, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon wants to wait as long as possible before issuing guidance on how to deal with sequestration cuts, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale told lawmakers last week, stressing that Congress needs to find a way to avoid them.

September 26, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department should investigate the feasibility of price indexes tailored to different types of equipment, a move that could lead to more accurate program cost estimates, according to a Pentagon-commissioned study.

September 20, 2012 | Daily News

In a bid to avoid disrupting the Navy's tightly orchestrated aircraft carrier maintenance schedule -- and crimp the service's ability to surge naval power -- the Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to use fiscal year 2012 funds to finance work on two aircraft carriers that would otherwise be delayed under a pending FY-13 continuing resolution.

September 20, 2012 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to wait as long as possible before issuing guidance on how to deal with sequestration cuts, Defense Department comptroller Robert Hale told lawmakers today, stressing that Congress needs to find a way to avoid them.

September 20, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon is striving to sharpen its defense-business forecasts to overcome costly obstacles in pricing negotiations with industry.

September 19, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department will review major weapons programs with slower-than-normal spending rates to ensure effective acquisition practices while shifting money as needed to meet its top priorities, according to new internal guidance.

September 18, 2012 | Daily News

The director of the Air National Guard today disputed allegations of a growing rift between the Guard and the Air Force following a tumultuous year in which budget cuts associated with the service's new force-structure strategy fell heavily on the Guard, prompting a group of governors to push back.

September 14, 2012 | Daily News

Most Pentagon programs will be cut by as much as 10 percent if sequestration takes effect in January, according to new figures from the Office of Management and Budget.

September 14, 2012 | Daily News

The Pentagon is about halfway toward its goal of achieving audit-ready statements of its budgetary resources by 2014, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale told lawmakers today.

September 13, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking exceptions to the standard legislative rules for stopgap spending measures that bar increased production rates and prohibit the start of new programs, a move to avoid derailing 10 projects under a six-month continuing resolution that lawmakers are readying to fund the government from October through March.

September 13, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon and the State Department are asking Congress to approve millions of dollars in counterterrorism aid for Libya, a request prepared prior to Tuesday's killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three of his staff members.

September 13, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

Defense and diplomatic officials are asking lawmakers to approve a multimillion-dollar counterterrorism assistance effort for the Philippines, Nigeria, Libya, Bangladesh, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia in what would mark the first use of the new Global Security Contingency Fund.

September 13, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is convening top brass from around the world for a high-level, one-day meeting with Pentagon leaders today to discuss a range of issues, including strategic and budget matters, according to Defense Department officials.

September 13, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

Nearly all of the Defense Department's operational energy initiatives are focused on reducing demand for energy, according to a certification of the budget request issued by a senior Pentagon official.

September 11, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department's plans to lock in multiyear procurement contracts for the Army's CH-47H helicopter, the Navy's DDG-51 destroyer and the Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey aircraft are up in the air as Congress mulls legislation to fund the government through March.

September 05, 2012 | Daily News

The next few months will be "very challenging" for the Defense Department as it works to develop its fiscal year 2014 long-term investment blueprint amid uncertainty about its FY-13 budget submission to Congress, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said today.

September 04, 2012 | Daily News

The deputy defense secretary has reestablished the Strategic Choices Group to help guide key decisions about the military's fiscal year 2014 spending plan, forming -- for the second year in a row -- a high-level body to debate issues affecting weapons programs, force structure and policy initiatives needed to implement the Obama administration's Strategic Defense Guidance.

August 24, 2012 | Inside the Army

Army leaders have sprinkled into their new five-year spending plan a raft of initiatives aimed at establishing a stronger ground service footing in the Asia-Pacific region, according to officials familiar with the proposal.

August 24, 2012 | Daily News

As the threat of sequestration cuts looms, the Pentagon should begin planning for a reprogramming effort to preserve its high-priority items, defense budget analyst Todd Harrison said today.

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