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Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

The Defense budget is out from under the weight of the Budget Control Act, but that doesn’t mean that the military will see a boon in spending this coming…

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Budget agreement signed, but still need to cross T’s and dot I’s before shutdown

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Federal retirement cuts absent from House budget proposal

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Trump’s 2020 budget proposal offers up ‘historic’ spending cuts to civilian agencies

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Administration proposes $750B defense budget via huge increase in OCO spending

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Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer attends a Senate Armed Services hearing Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Navy says its readiness is improving, but progress is fragile

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DoD’s vendor base shrunk by 20 percent as defense cuts set in

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Navy says it’s wasted $4 billion on continuing resolutions since 2011

Just days before the expiration of the latest continuing resolution, Navy officials say the last several years of budgeting-by-CR have already wasted $4…

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Lawmakers critique Mattis for presenting Defense budget without a defense strategy

Defending his department’s $52 billion budget increase for the first time on Capitol Hill this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis ran into heavy skepticism…

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In this photo taken March 27, 2008, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view. Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased slightly last year, U.S. defense officials said Monday, May 1, 2017, and more than half the victims reported negative reactions or retaliation for their complaints.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Why Congress should stop using OCO to get around the Budget Control Act

Presidents have used the overseas contingency operations fund to bolster the Defense Department budget outside of the Budget Control Act rules. But Congress should do better.

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