Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Delivering the Digital Government Mission
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
In new round of budget talks, Defense spending not safe
Monday - 1/24/2011, 3:43pm EST
Lawmakers are showing a greater appetite for cutting federal programs - even defense spending - as they ramp up for the next round of budget talks.
Many new members of Congress ran on platforms that stressed cutting government spending, and that could include defense spending, MSNBC reports. And many of them argue that the $78 billion in defense budget cuts proposed by Secretary Robert Gates is not enough. The new majority leader in the House, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly said that defense programs will be considered for cuts alongside other programs.
So in the House at least everything is apparently on the cutting board as the U.S. wrestles with a $1.3 trillion deficit.
Cutting defense programs is something a majority in both chambers have resisted in the past. For example, in their Pledge to America campaign last fall, Republican leaders in the House specifically did not include any cuts in defense, homeland security or veterans' programs.
The defense cuts and savings proposed by Secretary Gates would amount to $13 billion less than the Pentagon wanted to spend in the coming year. But it still stands as 3 percent growth after inflation.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.