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April 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Budget Ignores Sequestration, Relies on Old Ideas



National Security President Obama’s budget request for the Department of Defense ignores the reality of the sequestration cuts and suggests old ideas to save money, according to an analysis by Winslow Wheeler.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Math, Hagel, and the President’s Budget



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other defense officials headed to the Hill this week to testify about the President’s Budget.

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Topics: National Security

April 12, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Budget Takes on Contractor Compensation Cap



Contract Oversight Contractors are permitted to price or seek reimbursement from the government up to $763,029 in costs for each of their employees’ compensation packages. This is nearly twice the salary of the President of the United States. The President is calling for a r

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Air Force Budget Seeks to Buy More F-35s, Reduce Ranks



F-35 Production Facility The 2014 budget request from the Air Force includes funding for 19 additional F-35 fighter jets and cuts active-duty personnel by 1,900 airmen, according to an article in DoD Buzz.

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Topics: National Security

April 10, 2013

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2014 Budget



The White House POGO Staff analyze the President's FY 2014 budget for funding for key defense programs, watchdog offices, nuclear facilities, and other areas POGO investigates.

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Topics: National Security

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