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The Pentagon unveiled a $525.4 billion base budget for fiscal 2013 on Monday, the administration’s first detailed look at how it plans to incorporate $487 billion in spending cuts through 2021. The request, down $5.2 billion from current year funding, represents the first budget in more than a decade that cuts defense spending in absolute terms …READ MORE
Is DOD counting on gaining Congress’ acquiescence for at least one of the two BRAC rounds it plans to request? At Monday’s news briefing, Comptroller Robert Hale reiterated that DOD officials did not include in their future years defense plan an estimate of the costs or saving associated with two BRAC rounds, primarily because the ability to conduct a new BRAC depends on getting a green light from Congress …READ MORE
Funding for the military construction line item — excluding family housing — would drop $1.8 billion to $9.6 billion under the budget proposal for fiscal 2013, potentially marking the second straight year milcon spending suffers a substantial decline. Milcon spending fell $3.4 billion in FY 2012 to $11.4 billion, with much of the change stemming from the sharp drop-off in BRAC spending …READ MORE
OEA would assist communities affected by the loss of weapons manufacturing jobs as well as those preparing to accommodate an influx of troops returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, under the fiscal 2013 budget request DOD released Monday. The request includes $12.0 million to support reductions in force structure and weapons procurement throughout the nation, funding needed so that OEA can help affected communities coordinate a local, state and federal response …READ MORE
With the addition of Pennsylvania earlier this month, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children encompasses 40 states and almost 90 percent of school-age military children. “This partnership between the DOD and states is absolutely instrumental to the success of our kids and their education …READ MORE
The Air Force, which has been one of the nation’s top purchasers of renewable energy in recent years, has adopted a strategy which could put it on a course to acquire as much as 27 percent of its electric demand from clean sources by fiscal 2016. Currently, more than 6 percent of facility energy used by the service comes from renewable sources, which exceeds the federally mandated energy goal of 5 percent by 2010 …READ MORE
The fiscal 2013 budget request President Obama unveils today is expected to call for increased spending for the military’s campaign to shift to alternative energy sources, according to defense appropriators. The request most likely would expand funding for the entire range of DOD clean energy programs now underway, including vehicles, aircraft and ships, forward operating locations and other operational uses, and installations …READ MORE