(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Defense officials say the Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and will issue new rules that broaden their access to medical care and gender transition. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

$715B defense budget takes flak from left and right

The Biden administration’s proposal puts money in naval power and gamechanging technologies.

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Civilian agencies would see a 16% spending boost under Biden’s 2022 budget

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After a decade-long hiatus, earmarks appear to be headed back to the Congressional appropriations process

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Army CIO wants new governance council to drive discipline in IT spending

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Most of industry’s R&D spending doesn’t match DoD’s priorities, report says

Only a little more than a third of the R&D expenses the Pentagon reimburses contractors for each year match up with the department’s own modernization…

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Audit finds multibillion DoD health care maintenance backlog jeopardizes safety

An IG inspection found half a billion dollars in unfunded maintenance items at DoD health care facilities, including at least seven that could cause death…

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A MTA employee, wears a mask to protect against coronavirus,  waits in the conductors area of a subway car as NYPD and MTA officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EPA wants to help cities keep their transit systems clean

In today’s Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.

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