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December 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Obama Signs $1.1T Spending Bill Into Law

President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal spending measure into law Tuesday, officially ending any threat of a government shutdown over the holidays. See more

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Government News

Washington Post

Senate Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year. See more

September 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Government News

National Defense Magazine

Sen. Levin: Military Should Not Give Up on Sequestration

There is no chance that Congress will repeal sequestration before he retires, but Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., insists that lawmakers might find a way to relieve the military and civilian agencies from automatic budget cuts next year. See more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Sen. Levin: 'We're Gonna Have an Authorization Bill'

A key U.S. senator believes Congress will pass a Pentagon policy bill this year, but he cast further doubt on the upper chamber ever taking up its own version of the legislation. See more

Friday, September 19, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Pentagon Unveils Draft of New R&D Strategy; Waits for Industry, Hill To Weigh In

The Pentagon's top weapons buyer formally released a draft of his proposed new guidance for acquisition reform this morning, calling for a renewed focus on research and innovation to maintain the increasingly tenuous lead that the U.S. holds in military technology over its adversaries. See more

July 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Senate's Top Republican Appropriator Doubts 2015 Defense Bill Reaches Floor

Can the US Senate put aside a years-long procedural impasse and pass a Pentagon spending bill? The top Republican on the Appropriations Committee has his doubts. See more

June 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Government News

DoD Buzz

House Appropriators Add More F-35s for 2015

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted to add more funding for the F-35 fighter jet program in fiscal 2015. See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Government News

Defense News

House Panel Approves Massive Pentagon Spending Bill

A US House panel on Tuesday approved $570 billion in Pentagon spending for 2015, but became the first committee to support retiring the A-10 fleet. See more

May 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Hagel Urges Congress Not to Alter Defense Budget Proposal

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged Congress on Tuesday to give the Pentagon "flexibility" in its fiscal 2015 budget proposal one day after the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee proposed shifting billions of dollars to fund major weapons programs and undo Defense Department reform initiatives. See more

Monday, May 5, 2014
Government News

Defense News

McKeon Wants DoD to Redo QDR

The chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee has drafted legislation that would require the Defense Department to re-write a major military strategy review that was sent to Congress in March. See more

April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Government News

Defense News

If DoD Spending Levels Remain, $66B Modernization Cut Would Follow

The Pentagon's planned five-year spending plan for procurement and research-and-development projects, set forth in its 2015 budget proposal, would be cut by $66 billion if US federal spending caps remain in place, according to a new Defense Department report. See more

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Government News

Defense News

DoD Sends Congress $36B Wish List, But Passage Unlikely

The US military services have sent Congress wish lists that include $36 billion in priority items that were not included in the Pentagon's 2015 budget proposal. See more

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Government News

Wall Street Journal

Pentagon Engine Plan Aims to Preserve Industrial Base

The Pentagon has responded to concerns that defense cuts could harm the U.S. military-industrial base by proposing support that could aid two unlikely beneficiaries: General Electric Co. GE and United Technologies Corp. See more

Monday, February 24, 2014
Government News, Military Aviation

Air Force Times

Pentagon, Air Force doubles down on engine technology

In his preview of the Pentagon's 2015 budget request, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made a clear statement that the Air Force plans to invest heavily in new engine technology. See more

January 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Government News

Defense News

DoD Wins Big in Omnibus Bill

The Pentagon welcomed passage of a 2014 defense appropriations bill four months into the fiscal year, the earliest the Defense Department has received an appropriation in a number of years. See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Government News

New York Times

In Defeat for Tea Party, House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, 359 to 67, to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill for the current fiscal year, shrugging off the angry threats of Tea Party activists and conservative groups whose power has ebbed as Congress has moved toward fiscal cooperation. See more

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Government News

Roll Call

Defense Budget Process for Fiscal 2015 Likely to Be More Stable

At least some of the uncertainty that plagued the fiscal 2014 defense budget process likely will be removed from the fiscal 2015 debate. See more

Monday, January 6, 2014
Government News

Defense News

2015 US Budget Proposal Not Likely Until Late February

The US government is not likely to unveil its 2015 spending plan until late February at the earliest, according to budget experts. See more