The Pentagon’s budget request for 2015 has been picked apart over the past two weeks, and for good reason. It proposes sweeping changes to the military. As the debate moves to Capitol Hill, Todd Harrison has some insight. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Sheila Herrling Vice President for Policy and Evaluation Millenium Challenge Corporation
Every budget has winners and losers. Should President Barack Obama’s blueprint for fiscal 2015 become law, the Millenium Challenge Corporation could take home the gold. The President is recommending an 11 percent increase in its bottom line. The agency treats foreign assistance like a business using a rigorous, data-driven approach. Sheila Herrling is the agency’s vice president for policy and evaluation at MCC.
The Homeland Security Department could face a 3 percent cut to its budget in fiscal 2015. President Barack Obama is proposing a bottom line of just over $38 billion. Security online and at the nation’s borders are top priorities. Adam Isles former DHS deputy chief of staff, gives his analysis. He is now with the Chertoff Group.
Budget hearings are underway on Capitol Hill as Cabinet members defend their requests before Congress. But what do federal employees think about the President’s latest request? Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler has details.
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