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Lt. Gen. David W. Barno (Ret.), School of International Service, American University

Defense spending would get a 7.7 percent boost in 2016 under President Obama's proposed budget. Officials say the department is still feeling the disruption of reduced spending and sequestration cuts from recent years. The 2016 proposal includes funding for a broad range of weapons systems, missile defense and a 1.3 percent raise for service members and department civilians. Lt. Gen. Dave Barno (Ret.) was a senior American commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and is now with American University. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more analysis.

Tags: David Barno , American University , DoD , Afghanistan , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 09:32am EST
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Reality Check: Pay raise vs. take home pay

President Barack Obama released his FY 2016 budget proposal Monday. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it includes some good news and bad news for feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:00am EST

Highlights of President Obama's 2016 budget

Federal News Radio reporters go inside President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal to bring you the highlights.

Tags: Barack Obama , 2016 budget , Emily Kopp , Jason Miller , Twitter

Monday - 02/02/2015, 01:42pm EST

DoD likely to lean on overseas accounts for sequestration safety valve

The Obama administration already has made clear that it will request a budget Monday which violates the automatic spending caps in existing law. But for DoD, the war accounts, which are exempt from the caps, may serve as a backup plan.

Tags: DoD , 2016 budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Robert Work , cybersecurity , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Center for New American Security , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:24am EST

Uncle Sam, again, mounts hamster wheel

he good news (for some) is that the much-leaked budget will be presented in full today to Congress and the media. The other sure thing is that it is DOA, as in Dead On Arrival, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Congress , management

Monday - 02/02/2015, 03:00am EST

Online Chat: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Connecticut State Representative Diana Urban join Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss what needs to be done to fix the failing federal budget process. View an archive of the recent chat.

Tags: David Walker , Diana Urban , Connecticut , online chat , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:13pm EST
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