Login

Forgot your password?

REGISTER

Your first download is FREE.

Defense Budget Alert

April 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee granted the Navy's request for a V-22 Osprey multiyear deal and an extension in the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G multiyear contract in its mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, according to materials released last week.
April 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
A House subcommittee has rejected the Marine Corps' plan to pay for some personnel with supplemental funding as the service draws down to an end strength of 182,100. The House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee made the recommendation in its mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, which was passed unanimously on April 26.
April 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Corps is depending on $3 billion in overseas contingency operations funding to reset ground vehicles coming out of Afghanistan, and will be counting on OCO funding for at least three to four years after the last Marine is out of the country, according to a top official.
April 26, 2012 | Daily News

U.S. Special Operations Command is asking Congress to fund a $143 million shortfall in the command's fiscal year 2013 budget request to acquire significantly improved video capabilities for drones and aircraft, an urgent need endorsed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

SOCOM chief Adm. William McRaven described the need in an April 9 reply to the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), who requested unfunded-requirements lists from the command and all of the armed services.

April 26, 2012 | Daily News

A House subcommittee is pushing to prevent the Navy from retiring three cruisers early in fiscal year 2013 by banning Defense Department funding for the effort, according to the panel's mark of the FY-13 defense authorization bill released today.

The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee's mark would prevent funds from being "obligated or expended to retire, prepare to retire, inactivate or place in storage a cruiser or dock landing ship." The full committee will take up the bill May 9.

April 26, 2012 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee has authorized nearly $400 million in unrequested funding increases to programs in the Army's heavy combat vehicle portfolio against the wishes of the service, according to officials and documents.

April 26, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

A House panel is endorsing the Pentagon's multimillion-dollar request to develop a weapon that can strike anywhere in the world in under an hour, encouraging defense officials to capitalize on a successful flight test of a hypersonic glide vehicle.

April 26, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

House lawmakers have released key details of their proposed fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, including provisions on shipbuilding, the next-generation bomber, missile defense and Marine Corps manpower issues.

April 25, 2012 | Daily News

House authorizers want the Defense and State departments to jointly submit a report to Congress on how the administration plans to share with NATO the costs of the administration's land-based missile defense plans in Europe.

The report should cover Aegis ashore sites as well as the AN/TPY-2 radar to be deployed in Europe, according to the report language accompanying the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill.

April 25, 2012 | Daily News

A House subcommittee is recommending authorizing the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts to buy 10 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and 10 Virginia-class attack submarines over five years, rather than nine apiece as the Navy had requested, according to materials released today.

April 25, 2012 | Daily News

House authorizers have recommended fully funding the Air Force's bomber aircraft plans in fiscal year 2013, but those same lawmakers are "discouraged" and "disappointed" by the service's path forward on several platforms, among them the next-generation bomber.

April 25, 2012 | Daily News

A House subcommittee has rejected the Marine Corps' plan to pay for extra personnel with supplemental funding as the service draws down to an end strength of 182,100. The House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee made the recommendation in its mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, according to materials released today.

April 20, 2012 | Daily News

The Army chief of staff has formally declared that his service does not have any unfunded requirements beyond the fiscal year budget request, joining his Navy and Marine Corps counterparts in passing up an opportunity to provide wish lists traditionally used by Congress to pad the Pentagon's budget.

April 11, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon
wants Congress to repeal a requirement that calls for using only fixed-price
contracts for the rapid acquisition of urgent needs, claiming it is
"unnecessarily restrictive."

April 09, 2012 | Daily News

The Marine Corps commandant has formally declared his service has no unfunded requirements for fiscal year 2013 beyond the annual budget request submitted in February, waiving an opportunity to advance a wish list for additional military hardware that lawmakers in years past have used -- as the Pentagon's budget grew steadily over the last decade -- to add billions of dollars in defense spending.

April 05, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon's inspector general has launched a broad review of the award and administration of performance-based payments in Defense Department contracts.

April 05, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Special Operations Command is hoping to boost its research and development funding in upcoming budget cycles following a proposed dip in fiscal year 2013 that has caused consternation, a senior leader with the command said this week.

April 04, 2012 | Daily News

Top Defense Department officials have hammered out a new ranking of the military's most acute capability shortfalls, a classified list of potential Achilles' heels intended to help drive investment decisions between fiscal years 2014 and 2018.

On March 20, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council convened in the Pentagon to wrap up work on one of its most important annual tasks -- producing a consolidated list of combatant commander priorities, according to military officials.

March 30, 2012 | Daily News

The size of the Pentagon's weapon system acquisition portfolio shrank by $102.5 billion over the last year to $1.6 trillion, a 5.6 percent reduction that is due in large part to the migration of 14 major programs from the roster of big-ticket military projects because they are near the end of the procurement cycle or because they have been terminated.

March 30, 2012 | Inside the Army

Resetting the Army's equipment once operations in Afghanistan come to an end may cost anywhere between $10 and $16 billion, a bill expected to come due in 2015 or 2016, according to Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, the service's deputy chief of staff for logistics.

Pages