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Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]


Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget proposal supports the Department’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) that is being released in conjunction with the budget. The 2014 QDR updates the Defense Strategic Guidance released in January 2012. This updated strategy focuses […]


China Defense Budget to Increase 12.2 pct in 2014

China Defense Budget to Increase 12.2 pct in 2014

China plans to raise its defense budget by 12.2 percent to 808.2 billion yuan (about 132 billion U.S. dollars) in 2014, according to a draft budget report submitted to the national legislature for review on Wednesday. In 2013, the country […]


BAE Systems: 60% of US Businesses Have Increased Cyber Security Budget

BAE Systems: 60% of US Businesses Have Increased Cyber Security Budget

Majority of American companies view targeted cyber attack as a top 3 business risk. Organized groups of fraudsters viewed as presenting greatest cyber threat. Grasp of vulnerabilities and threat intelligence named as best tools to help Boards tackle threat BAE […]


Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the […]


Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended shrinking […]


Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


New BRAC round would save money, increase Army readiness

New BRAC round would save money, increase Army readiness

As the budget shrinks and as the active Army draws down to 490,000, elimination of excess infrastructure is needed, say leaders from Army Installations, Housing & Partnerships. There are a lot of spaces and facilities at installations throughout the U.S. […]


Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

The Department of Defense spends around $400 billion a year on goods and services. This includes everything from ships, tanks, planes and ballistic missiles to freight hauling, medical care and even the cut-rate toothpaste provided in government-subsidized commissaries. It also […]


 
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