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Congress hints, Postal Service reform might be a real possibility this year

Even as it debates a trillion here and a trillion there, Congress hasn’t overlooked some of the close-to-home issues like federal pay.

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

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

Air Force may be better off trying to keep pilots than hiring more

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Office of Management and Budget staff delivers President Donald Trump's 2020 budget to the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 11, 2019. Trump's new budget calls for billions more for his border wall, with steep cuts in domestic programs but increases for military spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

A new analysis of DoD contract data shows serious impacts across the Defense industrial base because of spending cuts, including indications that thousands…

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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 from the committee members who might normally be his most natural allies for a Pentagon plus-up.

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