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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 , budget , 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

McCain pushes greater role for military service chiefs to fix acquisition

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee has more work to do before it draws up a broad acquisition reform package. But one element will be a more full-throated role for the uniformed military.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Acquisition , acquisition reform , Sequestration , Readiness , John McCain , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Joseph Dunford , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:36am EST
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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , OMB , Congress , Sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Chairman, HASC, and Jim Talent, AEI

Sequestration, cyber attacks and terrorism are just a few of the concerns that top the list for the 114th Congress. In anticipation of tonight's State of the Union address, the American Enterprise Institute will hold a "congressional roadmap for rebuilding our nation's military" at 10 a.m. Former Sen. Jim Talent is an AEI senior fellow; Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. They joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with a sneak peak at the event.

Tags: Mac Thornberry , Jim Talent , AEI , House Armed Services Committee , Sequestration , cyber attacks , terrorism , DoD , State of the Union

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:00am EST
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Jim Carafano, Heritage Foundation

The budget will be one of the first things the new Congress takes up, according to leadership on both sides of Capitol Hill. The Defense Department is already starting its push to end -- or at least cut back on -- sequestration. James Jay Carafano is director of the Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says he thinks Congress will do a real defense budget in 2015, but that doesn't mean sequestration will go away.

Tags: Jim Carafano , Heritage Foundation , budget , DoD , Sequestration , In Depth , Congress , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:28pm EST

Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President, Military Officers Association of America

Troops start the new year with a 1 percent pay raise. That's a little less than the 1.8 percent raise they would have gotten automatically from the annual cost of living adjustment. A study on pay and benefits from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is due next month. Vice Adm. Norb Ryan is president of the Military Officers Association of America. He says some kind of reform is long overdue. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He says morale is still a top priority for the military, even with fewer commitments in Afghanistan.

Tags: Norb Ryan , Navy , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , Military Officers Association of America , DoD , Veterans Affairs , Sequestration , Readiness , budget , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:20pm EST

Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executives Association

"Hope" is a critical word for the senior executive service going into 2015, according to Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro. That hope stems from President Barack Obama's recent address to the SES and his management agenda. But reality might stand in the way of financial and management progress at your agency. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. Carol expects low morale to continue because of a not-so-new Congress.

Tags: Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation , Senior Executive Service , management , Sequestration , budget , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015 , Congress

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:19pm EST

Norton Schwartz, CEO, Business Executives for National Security

Security measures at federal government buildings in Canada and Australia are tighter now, after attacks against those buildings in the last few weeks. So far, the federal government here hasn't seen much difference in the threat landscape. General Norton Schwartz (U.S. Air Force ret.) and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is now President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security. In his Top 3 for 2015 and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he says we may be looking at our internal terror threat the wrong way.

Tags: Norton Schwartz , Business Executives for National Security , In Depth , Francis Rose , counterterrorism , DoD , Sequestration , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:22pm EST

Steve Bucci, Allison Center Director, Heritage Foundation

The Pentagon announces more successful air strikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The new year hasn't brought a new policy in dealing with the Islamic State, but more American advisers are on the ground in Iraq. And 2015 may be the year that calls for more of an American military presence in both countries to get louder. Steve Bucci is Director of the Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He's former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and a retired Army Special Forces officer. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He said decisions the enemy makes may force the hand of the United States.

Tags: Steve Bucci , Heritage Foundation , Islamic State , DoD , Sequestration , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:26pm EST
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