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Pentagon base-closing budget will fall short of upfront costs

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.

Review questions Pentagon’s base closure cost savings estimates

But GAO concludes base-closing recommendations were logical and well-reasoned.

Border Patrol launches national hiring campaign

Most of the new agents will be deployed to beef up agency’s presence along the southern border.

Lawmakers eye more money for Defense transformation

House slates Office of Force Transformation for major budget boost, even though it is a year late on launching a major initiative.

Report: Interior stretched thin in protecting monuments

Report from congressional auditors outlines budget issues similar to those raised by fired Park Police chief 18 months ago.

GAO: Little progress on security clearance backlog

Congress and White House call attention to failed reform but vow to try again.

Labor Department announces BRAC assistance grants

More than $28 million will go to communities affected by the Pentagon's current base closure and realignment round.

Pentagon procurement chief headed to GSA

Deidre Lee will join agency’s new Federal Acquisition Service.

Overseas basing panel concerned about pace of relocations

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.

Republicans mull options on filling VA budget shortfall

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.

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