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Army releases budget request for Fiscal Year 2012

Army releases budget request for Fiscal Year 2012

The Army is requesting a Fiscal Year 2012 base budget of $144.9 billion, with an additional $71.1 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations. The budget restores a balanced force and begins the transition to a 21st Century army. It also increases […]


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: Congress must address “crisis on my doorstep’

Gates: Congress must address “crisis on my doorstep’

The failure of Congress so far to pass the fiscal 2011 defense appropriations bill, which creates the possibility of funding the department under a year-long continuing resolution instead, is “the crisis on my doorstep,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said […]


Criticisms Mean Efficiencies on Right Track, Lynn Says

Criticisms Mean Efficiencies on Right Track, Lynn Says

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Members of Congress from both parties have expressed the opinion that the Defense Department has cut too much or too little from the defense budget. “In Washington, if you get criticized from both sides, it usually means you […]


Army Fraud Unit Recovers $1.6 Billion

Army Fraud Unit Recovers $1.6 Billion

Billions of American dollars are paid to contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, both large and small. Everything from ammunition to nasal spray is purchased on contract, and then shipped by another contracted organization to an Army post, camp or station […]


What the Pentagon’s Top Tester Said About the F-35B

What the Pentagon’s Top Tester Said About the F-35B

Two weeks ago, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that the Marine Corps’ version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is in trouble. While “two of the JSF variants, the Air Force version and the Navy’s carrier based version, are […]


Military Modernization Efforts Spur Further Middle East Defense Growth

Military Modernization Efforts Spur Further Middle East Defense Growth

The Middle East defense spending binge is set to grow further in coming years as Gulf Arab nations embark on military modernization programs. In its annual Middle East market analysis, Forecast International expects defense investment across the region to expand […]


Defense Forces May Target Hundreds of Millions in Savings

Defense Forces May Target Hundreds of Millions in Savings

A top Defense Ministry official told YLE Monday that the Finnish Army is facing hundreds of millions of euros in spending cuts. Arto Räty, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, said that both the peacetime and wartime army will […]


President Signs Defense Authorization Act

President Signs Defense Authorization Act

Noting his objection to two of its provisions, President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2011 defense authorization act into law Jan. 7. The Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 is named for former U.S. Rep. Ike […]


Defense official outlines pay freeze details

Defense official outlines pay freeze details

Defense Department civilian employees affected by the federal pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 will still have the opportunity to receive performance awards, promotions and normal longevity increases, a senior defense official said. Pasquale M. Tamburrino Jr., the deputy under […]


 
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