CSBA: Caps Will Go Up, But BCA Will Likely Persist

With the 2016 President’s budget submission expected to roll out today, spending limits from the Budget Control Act could finally be lifted, said Todd Harrison, senior analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on Friday. Harrison, however, said...

The BCA, OCO Funds and the Sequester

Budget caps for defense spending are not cut and dry, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analysis Todd Harrison told reporters during a Jan. 30 briefing, just days before the Fiscal 2016 budget submission. Portions of defense spending do not...

What to Watch in 2016 Budget

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analysis Todd Harrison told reporters Jan. 30 there are many issues the White House and Congress will likely remain at odds over, but some may still see some movement in the Fiscal 2016 budget,...

A Dark Year for NATO Security

NATO heads of state agreed to halt defense cuts and raise national defense spending back to the statutory two-percent of gross domestic product within the decade, according to the Alliance Secretary General’s annual report. “Our security environment has changed fundamentally...

STRATCOM, Germany Sign Space Situational Awareness Agreement

US Strategic Command and Germany have agreed to share space situational awareness services and information, officials announced Jan. 29. The agreement, which was signed Jan. 9, enables each country to more safely operate in space. “Space situational awareness requires cooperation...

Risk is Part of the Game

The Defense Department is too conservative in its acquisitions strategy, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Frank Kendall told House legislators. “I think we’re not taking enough risk,” said Kendall during a Jan. 28 House Armed Services Committee...

C-17 Engine Fire at Wright-Patt

A C-17 Globemaster III, which is assigned to the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio, experienced an engine malfunction leading to a tail pipe fire in early January, according to a Jan. 29 release. No one was injured...