Archive: Congressional/Budget

Air Force Requests $10 Billion For FY ’14 Space Operations

The Air Force requested $10.1 billion for fiscal year 2014 space operations, according to President Barack Obama’s budget request, which was released Wednesday. The Air Force plans to continue Global Positioning System (GPS) modernization in FY ’14 with the delivery of the first GPS III satellite (GPS III-1). GPS III-1 will provide improved anti-jam capabilities […]

Legislation, Legal Action Floated To Block MEADS Funding

A lawmaker is proposing legislation and raising the threat of legal action to stop the Pentagon from continuing to fund a troubled tri-nation missile defense program. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) wants to block the Pentagon from using funds appropriated by Congress, in the fiscal year 2013 defense appropriations act signed into law March 26, on […]

Air Force Requests $378 Million For FY ’14 Space Fence Development

The Air Force requested $378 million for further system development and demonstration of its Space Fence space situational awareness program in fiscal year 2014, according to President Barack Obama’s budget request, which was released Wednesday. Space Fence would be a S-band radar tracking orbiting objects and other debris passing over the United States that could […]

BAE Systems/Navy To Soon Decide On Fielding One Or Two APKWS II Variants

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy and BAE Systems, contractor for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) II, will soon hammer out whether to field two variants of the laser guided missile—one for fixed wing aircraft and one for rotary wing aircraft—or one that can work on both, according to the program’s manager. Program […]

Army Supports GCV Program, Contractors Forging Ahead

The Army’s fiscal year 2014 budget request continues to support modernization leading to technological advantage, requesting $592.2 million for continued research, development, test and evaluation of the restructured Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV). General Dynamics [GD] and BAE Systems each are working under separate contracts on the technology development phase. FY 2014 Defense Department briefing charts […]

Air Force’s FY ’14 Base Budget Request Up 3 Percent On FY ’13

The Air Force is the only military branch requesting additional funds for fiscal year 2014 compared to what was requested in FY ’13, according to President Barack Obama’s budget request, which was released yesterday The Air Force’s FY ’14 base budget request is approximately $1.2 billion more than requested for FY ’13, good for a […]

DoD Budget Ignores Sequester, Seeks $8 Billion In Weapons Changes

The Pentagon proposed a $525.6 billion budget on Wednesday that optimistically ignores “sequestration” budget cuts while also seeking $8.2 billion in savings by cutting and restructuring weapons programs over five years. The spending request sent to Congress, for fiscal year 2014, would alter plans for what the Pentagon dubs “lower-priority and poorly performing weapons programs,” […]

Obama Administration Seeks To Trim DHS Budget In FY ’14

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday sent a $39 billion discretionary budget request to Congress for FY ’14 that is 2.2 percent less than what Congress enacted in FY ’13, although the proposal includes funding for a seventh Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), a program that the department attempted to halt last year […]

McCain Concerned About Missile Defense Budget

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is alarmed the Pentagon may seek a decreased level of funding for missile defense in the budget proposal it will unveil Wednesday. “I think that’s a serious mistake, particularly since the administration’s committed to additional missile-defense installations on the West Coast,” the senior Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member told reporters […]

House Intel Committee To Propose Changes To CISPA

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will propose numerous amendments Wednesday when it marks up the Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act (CISPA) (H.R. 3523). Committee Chairman Michael Rogers (R-Mich.) yesterday said during a conference call the marked up bill would limit the use of information that companies receive to a cybersecurity purpose only. […]