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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 […]


UK Defence Budget Cut By Eight Percent

UK Defence Budget Cut By Eight Percent

The Government has today agreed funding for Defence of £33.8bn in 2011-12, £34.4bn in 2012-13, £34.1bn in 2013-14 and £33.5bn in 2014-15. This settlement represents an eight per cent reduction in real terms. This agreed funding is part of the […]


German Defense Budget Expected to be Higher in 2011

German Defense Budget Expected to be Higher in 2011

BERLIN: Despite cutbacks in spending planned by the German government as the “debt brake” constitutional amendment goes into effect in 2011, Germany’s defense budget is expected to rise to EUR31.54 billion ($41.2 billion) next year. If approved by parliamentary vote […]


Gates: Budget Request Reflects Pentagon’s Reform Agenda

Gates: Budget Request Reflects Pentagon’s Reform Agenda

WASHINGTON: The fiscal 2011 defense budget request continues and builds on the reforms of the fiscal 2010 budget, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on defense June 16. The proposed base budget request is $549 […]


Pakistan Increasing Defense Budget

Pakistan Increasing Defense Budget

Pakistani officials have announced a big increase in defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011, starting July 1, calls for 442.2 billion rupees, or $5.2 billion, for defense — an increase of at […]


Obama Backs Gates in Budget Debate

Obama Backs Gates in Budget Debate

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama today promised to veto any legislation that includes funding for an alternate engine for the F-35 joint strike fighter or more C-17 cargo jets, expressing his “strong support” for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ budget-reform effort. […]


Budget Balances Security, Economics, Lynn Tells Congress

Budget Balances Security, Economics, Lynn Tells Congress

WASHINGTON: The fiscal 2011 defense budget request includes modest but necessary spending increases in line with President Barack Obama’s effort to balance national security with economic needs, the deputy defense secretary told Congress members today. The $708 billion request “reflects […]


Cybersecurity Seizes More Attention, Budget Dollars

Cybersecurity Seizes More Attention, Budget Dollars

WASHINGTON: Cybersecurity is seizing more attention and budget dollars from the Defense Department at a time when China’s alleged cyber attack on Google has underscored the urgency of the threat and the vulnerability of U.S. networks. The Pentagon’s second-ranking official […]


Comptroller Lists Priorities for Budget Request

Comptroller Lists Priorities for Budget Request

WASHINGTON: Defense Department officials are working to cut extraneous and wasteful programs, despite a requested modest increase for the fiscal 2011 budget, the department’s chief financial officer said. During a Feb. 2 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable, Robert F. Hale, undersecretary of […]


 
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