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Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said.

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Esper Confirmed As SecDef; Budget Deal Leaves DoD Spending Flat Next Year

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With a two-year budget deal the Pentagon is getting what it wanted: budget certainty. But that certainty comes at a cost.

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To CR Or Not To CR — How Bad Would A Full Year CR Be?

Posted by Mark Cancian on


The clock is ticking, and the Senate, where floor time is always at a premium, has only 35 days in session after July 4th before fiscal 2020 begins (August is mostly recess, unless the Senate decides to enjoy the swelter of a Washington summer).

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US-China Likely To Clash At Shangri La

Posted by Thayer Scott on


We could see the most direct U.S. challenge to China since 2005, when Defense Secretary Rumsfeld became the proverbial skunk at the globalist garden party in Singapore by bluntly chastising the Chinese for what was then only the very beginning of their military modernization program. 

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Army Big 6 Gets $10B More Over 2021-2025

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy says the service’s new five-year budget plan will be finished within weeks.

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Defense Spending Will Bust BCA Caps: Mark Cancian

Posted by Mark Cancian on


One of Washington’s leading budget experts explains how bipartisan supporters of Pentagon funding will steamroll the Budget Control Act.

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Continuing Resolution Would Disrupt 118 Army Programs: Gen. McConville

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Addressing topics from modernization to millennials, Trump’s pick for Army Chief of Staff sailed through his confirmation hearing — except for six bitter minutes.

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Dems Will Fight White House’s $174B Add To Pentagon’s OCO Emergency Fund

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Two top Democrats blasted the proposal, calling it a “blatant attempt to make a mockery of the federal budget process.”

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Shutdown Snarls DoD’s 2020 Budget; When Will Congress See It?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


UPDATED: Trump Announces Government Reopens For 3 Weeks WASHINGTON: The Pentagon won’t be able to release its fiscal year 2020 budget on Feb. 4 as previously planned because it has been caught up in the melee caused down by the 35-day government shutdown. The budget release could be delayed at least one month. The missed… Keep reading →

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2019 Forecast: Budget Battles & Confirmation Wars

Posted by Mark Cancian on


Trump’s pick to replace Sec. Jim Mattis will be a key indicator about where the president wants to drive the department — and the confirmation process will show what the Senate will accept — while the defense budget may be collateral damage from a bitterly divided Congress.

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