Items tagged with defense:
News & Updates:
Senate passes defense bill and sends to Trump’s desk for signature; U.S. Housing Starts Increase More Than Expected in October.
President Trump calls for repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate and cuts to top tax rate; Annual defense policy bill nearly complete; Analysis determines that Senate tax bill would make taxes jump for many earning under $200,000.
Critics decry Amazon amendment in military funding legislation; GOP Senators mark-up tax code, delaying corporate tax cuts until 2019; Stocks fall on tax plan worries; Jobless claims hover below 240,000.
GOP Chairman says he plans to include deduction for local property taxes in forthcoming legislation; Bipartisan group calls to reauthorize funding for community health centers; Trump Administration issues new airport security rules; U.S. consumer spending grows at fastest rate since 2009.
Bipartisan group of senators to announce bill for NSA reform; House to vote on Senate Budget Thursday; Oil gains on exit plan news, shrinking stockpiles.
CBO: Veterans’ Issues
Federal programs to support veterans received about $120 billion in funding in 2012. That funding covers a wide array of services, including pensions, health care, education benefits, life insurance programs, compensation for injuries, and home loans. CBO analyzes the budgetary and broader impacts of those services and of proposals to change those services.
Quick link: http://www.cbo.gov/topics/veterans-issues
Defense Science Board
The Defense Science Board provides the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as requested, other Office of the Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistants, the Secretaries of the Military Departments, and the Commanders of the Combatant Commands, independent advice and recommendations on science, technology, manufacturing, acquisition process, and other matters of special interest to the DoD. The Board is not established to advise on individual DoD procurements, but instead shall be concerned with the pressing and complex technology problems facing the Department in such areas as research, engineering, and manufacturing, and will ensure the identification of new technologies and new applications of technology in those areas to strengthen national security.
Quick link DSB’s Reports (organized by decade): http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports2010s.htm
DoD Personnel & Procurement Statistics
View statistics on:
- Military Personnel
- Civilian Personnel
- Military Casualty Information
- Military Admirals and Generals
- Historical Data and Publications regarding military procurement
- Glossary of DoD Work Force Terms
Quick link: http://www.defense.gov/registeredsites/RegisteredSites.aspx?s=M, then choose “Department of Defense Personnel & Procurement Statistics” under “Manpower”
U.S. Department of Defense
The mission of Defense.gov is to support the overall mission of the Department of Defense by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations. Also, Defense.gov is the single, unified starting point for finding military information online.
Quick link: http://www.defense.gov/
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: NCVAS
The National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) supports planning, analysis, and decision-making activities through the collection, validation, analysis, and dissemination of key statistics on Veteran population and VA programs. Data and statistics are available on Veteran population, expenditures, and utilization. Additionally, the NCVAS has provided access to reports, surveys and maps (of Veteran dispersion) as further resources.
Quick link: http://www.va.gov/vetdata/index.asp