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Less money from intelligence contracts to go around

Contractors doing business with the intelligence agencies must deal with a 2021 budget request that’s hundreds of millions of dollars lower than the fiscal…

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo the USS Nimitz looms in the background as the USS Olympia submarine crew gathers on the pier after the sub arrived for decommissioning at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton in Bremerton, Wash. Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

Navy may actually see less funding for first time in a while

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file aerial photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation’s values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Analysis of past defense budgets shows M&O spending growing

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What could the White House’s proposed government reorg look like for contractors?

If any of the Trump administration’s plans for reorganizing actually come through, they could have a big impact on contracts held by merged agencies or…

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Rob Levinson: What a House proposed space corps would mean for the Air Force

Air Force brass say they want more planes and pilots. Congress proposed developing a new U.S. Space Corps. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she’s…

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FILE -- In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, an American flag flies over Capitol Hill in Washington. A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely. That stymied public knowledge on the scale of foreign influence in the campaign. The campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

How Congress can force the administration to spend the money it appropriated

The more bitter the arguments over the federal budget become on Capitol Hill, the more members might resort to anything. Especially if the Trump administration refuses to spend money it didn’t want appropriated in the first place.

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