Overseas Contingency Operations

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

For IT, cyber policy goals, dig beneath the numbers of Biden’s 2022 request

The Biden administration is asking for a 2.4% increase and a 14% increase in federal IT and cybersecurity spending, respectively, in fiscal 2022.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD budget largely flat, cuts legacy systems for modernization

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Tim Kaine

Using OCO funds to bypass budget caps ‘departure from historical norms,’ CBO says

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New administration, same budget cap challenges, defense expert warns

Familiar debates over the caps set in the Budget Control Act will crop again during the next administration, defense budget analyst Todd Harrison said…

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Rep. Mac ThornberryAPMac Thornberry

Top defense lawmaker says DoD is using money it doesn’t have in 2017

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry says the Defense Department is already spending $6 billion it hasn’t budgeted for in 2017.

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On DoD: time to end ‘abuse’ of Pentagon’s wartime fund

A new report from a Washington-based think tank points to an ever-widening disconnect between the size of the Defense Department’s Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund and the troop levels it was originally meant to pay for.

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