The proposed fiscal 2010 budget would give agency a 5 percent boost over current funding, but projects no real increase through 2014.
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Chairman of Judiciary subcommittee announces a series of hearings and says he is "cautiously optimistic" about getting legislation passed this year.
Army's list of so-called unfunded requirements totals $952 million and the Navy's, $395 million.
Cost savings and 4,000 positions would be redirected to more urgent requirements.
G. Edward DeSeve points to significant outlays and obligations of federal funds, rapid job creation.
Vivek Kundra says the power of technology can transform government.
OMB Watch has circulated a sign-on letter among transparency groups urging the administration to "open the open government directive process" to the public.
The modest request indicates that the services are heeding Defense secretary's calls to end the military's backdoor lobbying of Congress to secure money for items not included in the budget.
Chief of staff says it is "imperative" that the service buy at least 80 F-35s a year -- and as many as 110 annually -- as soon as possible.
General tells lawmakers he does not want a permanent increase in authorized personnel given the cost.