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President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President Barack Obama’s effort to seek additional savings within the Defense Department likely will affect the department’s fiscal 2013 budget, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said April 13. The president announced that he plans to work with Defense Secretary Robert […]


Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

The Defense Department would face a crisis if it’s forced to continue operating under a continuing resolution or doesn’t receive the funding it needs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress today. In a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing, […]


Budget Balances Military Needs with Fiscal Restraint

Budget Balances Military Needs with Fiscal Restraint

The Defense Department’s $671 billion fiscal 2012 budget is a responsible funding request that balances the needs of the military with efforts to control federal spending, the department’s comptroller said today. “We in the department need to be part of […]


Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program

Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program

In most years, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides a five- or six-year plan, called the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), associated with the budget that it submits to the Congress. Because decisions made in the near term can have […]


Obama Asks for $671 Billion Defense Budget in Fiscal 2012

Obama Asks for $671 Billion Defense Budget in Fiscal 2012

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 defense budget request continues the department’s reform agenda, but protects personnel and family programs, Pentagon officials said. Overall, the Defense Department budget is declining, with funding for overseas contingency operations dropping by $41.5 billion, due […]


Gates reveals budget efficiencies, reinvestment possibilities

Gates reveals budget efficiencies, reinvestment possibilities

Defense Department officials have found $154 billion in budget efficiencies over the next five years and will be able to invest $70 billion of that saved money in more-deserving accounts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Jan. 6. The secretary […]


Citing deficit, Gates moves to cut US defense budget

Citing deficit, Gates moves to cut US defense budget

Citing “dire” fiscal pressures, Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed deeper cuts than planned in US military programs, scaling back ground forces for the first time since the 1990s. Gates, in a compromise with the White House, said the 78 billion […]


Defense budget needs trim: Top US Republican

Defense budget needs trim: Top US Republican

The US military will face budget cuts as lawmakers hunt for savings to rein in the country’s deficit and national debt, senior US Republican Representative Eric Cantor said Tuesday. “Everything is going to be on the table,” Cantor, set to […]


Managing the Defence Budget and Estate

Managing the Defence Budget and Estate

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for over £42 billion of annual expenditure. While it has managed to stay within budget each year, it has failed to exercise the robust financial management necessary to control its resources effectively in the […]


 
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