Department proposal calls for significant budget cuts, but would boost investment in renewable energy, climate change initiatives.
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Enterprise software licenses, turning off computers at night and eliminating paper check stubs among ways to try to make a dent in a record $1.6 trillion deficit.
Quadrennial assessment stresses need for more long-range strike aircraft and new technology, addresses military's relationship with the U.S. industrial base.
Move comes after the president in his State of the Union address proposed freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending for three years.
Federal agencies have spent more than $7.5 million on contracts for medical supplies, shipping vessels and rescue equipment.
Reid files cloture on Martha Johnson and another Obama pick whose nomination was in limbo due to a hold.
Agencies must submit detailed plans by June, describing how they will comply with greenhouse gas emissions standards.
The request marks a $600 million increase over fiscal 2010 funding.
Senate majority leader files motion to break hold on Martha Johnson’s nomination.
Agency and insurers said the proposal would have required them to create alternative federal IDs for a large number of internal and external databases.