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Leaner defense budget aims for realistic reform

The Defense Department's $708 billion fiscal 2011 budget request closely adheres to priorities set forth in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Obama proposes expanding acquisition workforce

The administration says the government's spending has doubled, but the size of the workforce has remained generally constant.

Virtual border fence would lose under budget

The administration wants $43.59 billion for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2011 compared with the $42.60 billion that the department got for this year.

Budget request highlights push for efficiency

The White House's $79 billion IT budget includes plans for centralizing IT services, consolidating data centers and more cloud computing.

Obama wants nearly $80B for IT projects

The administration has proposed only a small increase for IT spending in fiscal 2011.

House passes defense bill that would reduce use of contractors

Defense spending bill includes measures to reduce spending on contractor outsourcing and new programs to reduce fraud and abuse.

DHS takes closer look at IT spending

DHS prepares for less funding with reviews of major buys, including IT acquisitions, official says.

Agencies to spend $15B on health IT by 2014

Federal, state and local governments are projected to spend $15 billion in 2014 for the IT systems that support their public health and health insurance programs.

Senate passes biil that would increase DHS' IT funding

The Senate has passed legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department that would increase spending for major information technology programs. The House also approved the measure.

DOD forecast looks grim for new tech

Personnel and equipment costs might cut deeply into key defense acquisition programs over the next several years, reports Michael Bruno at Aviation Week.

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