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2013 Fiscal Budget

Published Feb. 13, 2012

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Budget Proposal Slows Cost
Growth, Pentagon Leaders Say

The Defense Department’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget request would slow the growth in pay and benefits without negatively affecting today’s service members, senior defense leaders told senators. Story

Link Grows Between Terrorism,
Organized Crime, Officials Say

The two missions of fighting terrorism and combating global organized crime are increasingly linked, senior Defense Department officials told a Senate panel. Story

Officials Seek Construction Funds,
More BRAC in Budget Hearing

The Defense Department’s request for $11.2 billion for military construction and family housing in the fiscal 2013 budget would balance the armed forces’ needs with the nation’s economic situation, the Pentagon’s chief financial officer told the Senate Armed Forces Committee. Story

Official Details Health Care Proposals

The Defense Department’s top medical official detailed in a Capitol Hill hearing the Pentagon’s strategy to corral health care costs while continuing to provide a high level of care. Story

BRAC Offers Unmatched Cost
Savings, Pentagon Official Says

The Defense Department’s request for two new rounds of base realignments and closures should be compared to the cost effectiveness of the first four BRAC rounds, not those done in 2005 to transform installations to match force structure, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel. Story

Transcom Continues Mission Despite Challenges, Commander Says

U.S. Transportation Command continues to meet all of its obligations to military combatant commanders and warfighters despite increasingly tighter budgets and an access dispute with Pakistan, Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III told a Senate panel. Story

Panetta Urges Congress to Put
All Federal Spending on Table

The responsibility to reduce the deficit cannot be borne by defense alone, said Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during his testimony detailing President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2013 defense budget request to the Senate Budget Committee. Story

Senior Enlisted Leaders Cite Top Concerns

The senior enlisted advisors for the four military services discussed budget, retention and other issues on service members’ minds during a hearing of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee. Story

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