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FY 2015 Fiscal Budget

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Dempsey Calls for Budget Increase, Flexibility

The military is being asked to do more in an increasingly volatile world and Congress needs to increase its budget, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

James: Air Force Grapples with Congress to Fund Readiness

The Air Force fiscal 2015 budget request is shrinking because of Congressional priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016, Air Force leaders said. Story

Vice Chairman: Budget Request Covers More Than Afghanistan

The $58.6 billion in supplemental overseas contingency operations funds the Pentagon is seeking for fiscal year 2015 supports global missions beyond Afghanistan, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee. Story

Contingency Funds Support Ops, Recovery, New Missions

The Pentagon's request for $58.6 billion in fiscal year 2015 overseas contingency operations funds marks a continued downward in war-related spending, the deputy defense secretary told Congress. Story

Hagel: Proposed Budget Tailored to Meet Future Threats

After more than a decade of large, land-based operations driven by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the proposed Defense Department budget for the coming fiscal year focuses on new and emerging threats, including those in cyberspace, with the department proposing significant reductions in the size of the Army and Marines, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a Senate panel. Story

Officials: Shrinking DOD Budget Could Jeopardize Readiness

In remarks at the Defense Communities 2014 National Summit, Pentagon officials described how force structure reductions will impact the Defense Department and industry partners amid ongoing budget woes and sequestration. Story

Spokesman: Hagel Stands Behind Tough Budget Proposal

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is standing firmly behind tough budget choices made in the 2015 Fiscal Year Defense Budget request as Congress begins debate on defense spending for the coming year. Story

Comptroller Notes Progress in DOD Financial Management

Despite financial uncertainties, the Defense Department has made significant progress in improving financial management, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Story

DISA Director Discusses Joint Information Environment

Budget and social trends are spurring the military's fine-tuning of command and control, cloud computing and mobile security the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency said. Story

Dempsey Says Defense Budget Uncertainty Must End

Uncertainty on the defense budget must end, Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told North Carolina reporters. Story

Hagel 'Not Pleased' About Budget Direction in Congress

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is not pleased about the House Armed Services Committee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2015 Defense Department budget request, said Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. Story»

Budget Uncertainty Leads to Imbalance, Top Marine Says

The current period of fiscal austerity has exacerbated an imbalance across the Marine Corps' budget, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

Chief of Staff Describes Air Force's 'Precarious' Position

After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

Chairman Stresses Need for Military Balance in Hearing

Pay and compensation are only one part of a broader challenge to the Defense Department to maintain the balance the military needs to fight the nation's wars, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

Winnefeld Combats Disinformation on Pay, Compensation During Senate Testimony

No one in the Defense Department is asking for a military pay cut, nor are leaders trying to shutter commissaries, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

Quality of Service at Issue for Sailors, Greenert Says

The Navy made some difficult choices while crafting its portion of the 2015 presidential budget proposal, the chief of naval operations told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

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