Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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Of the nine FY 2012 spending measures House and Senate appropriators need to finish negotiating, the two that allocate funding for the military, defense and military construction, are in very good shape. The defense spending bill is within days of being completed and milcon already has been finished …READ MORE
Whether or not Congress succeeds next year in reversing some or all of the $500 billion in spending cuts resulting from the supercommittee’s failure to complete a deficit reduction deal, the prospect that automatic cuts will be imposed is hurting the nation’s military now, argues a post in Time Magazine’s Battleland blog. The reason is that the threat of dramatic cuts starting in January 2013 is creating doubt about how much defense spending will be available for that year …READ MORE
A bipartisan working group formed last month by Reps. Timothy Bishop (D) and Richard Hanna (R) to promote and protect military facilities and assets in New York held its first meeting last week …READ MORE
An Arizona lawmaker is counting on streamlined language and a grassroots campaign to convince voters to approve a constitutional amendment allowing the state to swap land for parcels that would protect military installations from encroachment. Before voters will get to weigh in on the measure, though, the Arizona legislature will need to approve state Rep. John Nelson’s resolution …READ MORE
The recent failure of the deficit-reduction supercommittee only adds to the uncertainty defense communities already are facing in supporting their local installation. With the possibility that the Pentagon will need to find an additional $500 billion in savings, beyond the $450 billion reduction already called for, communities are bracing for a wide range of cuts …READ MORE
The Defense Department’s workforce of almost 800,000 civilians could fall by up to 20 percent by October 2013 if the Pentagon is forced to absorb dramatic spending cuts as a result of the supercommittee’s failure to reach a deficit reduction plan, according to a former DOD official. Some of the reduction could come via early-out incentives, but much of it would be involuntary, said Cindy Williams …READ MORE
The Pentagon’s strategic budget review is taking a balanced approach, relying on cuts in personnel levels, benefits and compensation, and overhead, as well as weapons programs, the department’s deputy comptroller said last week. “We are not going to look only at modernization,” Mike McCord said …READ MORE
Senate and House appropriators have agreed to provide $518 billion for the fiscal 2012 defense spending bill, which would represent a $22 billion cut from the level the president requested at the beginning of the year, reported CQ Today …READ MORE