The $13 billion put aside will be far short of the total price tag, forcing the services to raid their budget plans to pay for additional costs.
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But GAO concludes base-closing recommendations were logical and well-reasoned.
Most of the new agents will be deployed to beef up agency’s presence along the southern border.
House slates Office of Force Transformation for major budget boost, even though it is a year late on launching a major initiative.
Report from congressional auditors outlines budget issues similar to those raised by fired Park Police chief 18 months ago.
Congress and White House call attention to failed reform but vow to try again.
More than $28 million will go to communities affected by the Pentagon's current base closure and realignment round.
Deidre Lee will join agency’s new Federal Acquisition Service.
At issue is whether the Pentagon can work quickly enough to prepare housing and training sites for the influx of troops, and whether the military has adequate air and sea lift to transport soldiers to foreign hot spots.
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson told House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday that the agency would have enough money through internal accounting moves to cover gaps in funding this year.