Closing on Defense cuts

Both the House and Senate versions of the fiscal 2005 defense appropriations bill propose spending cuts in information technology for the Defense Department. House lawmakers are seeking reductions of $496.4 million across dozens of programs. The Senate wants to cut only $113.5 million from two programs.The bills must be resolved by a House/Senate conference committee. Here are some provisions of the respective bills:

If the House version passes, the following programs would lose or gain:

Net losses for DOD and military services: $496.4 million

Departmentwide net losses: $312.9 million

Departmentwide losses: $411.2 million

$109 million from DOD IT Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

$43.9 million from Business Management Modernization Program.

$70 million from Net Centricity Program Growth: Horizontal Fusion.

$50 million from Defense Information Systems Agency Program Growth.

$25 million from Defense Health Program: Financial Information Systems Excessive

Program Growth: All Other Office Automation.

$10 million from IT Rapid Acquisition Incentive Program Growth.

$5 million from Chief Information Officer.

Departmentwide gains: $53.3 million

$15 million to Army High Performance Computing Research Center.

$7 million to the Army's High Performance Computing Research Center Supercomputer.

$5 million to High Performance Computer Prototype-Naval Research Lab.

$5 million to Advanced Processing and Prototyping Center-Sematech.

$3 million to the Army's National Security Through Wall Radar Imaging project.

$3 million to Data Intensive High Performance Computing.

$3 million to Net-Centric Warrior Training.

$2.5 million to Joint Interoperability Test Command Information Assurance Trend/Metric Analysis Support.

$2 million to the Army's IT Organizational Composition Project.

$2 million to Center for Secure Telecommunications.

$1.5 million to Internet Protocol Version 6.

$1.3 million to Export Control Database.

$1 million to an Army study on the impact of Internet and wireless technology on military life.

$1 million to Command Information Superiority Architectures Program.

$1 million to the Army's Transaction Monitoring Improvement Project.

Air Force Net losses: $110 million

Air Force losses: $132 million

$72 million from Air Force IT Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

$60 million from Combat Information Transport System.

Air Force gains: $22 million

$5 million to Command and Control Service Level Management.

$4 million to Worldwide Infrastructure Security Environment.

$3 million to Information Assurance for Re-engineering and Enabling Technologies.

$3 million to Net-Centric Information Visualization Services.

$2 million to Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security.

$2 million to Center for Information Assurance.

$1 million to Electronic Systems Center Northern Command Deployment Planning.

$1 million to Geospatial Distant Learning.

$1 million to Online Technology Training Program at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.

Navy Net losses: $46 million

Navy losses: $64 million

$35 million from Navy Converged Enterprise Resource Planning System.

$29 million from Navy IT Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

Navy gains: $18 million

$5 million to Technical Data Knowledge Management in an Integrated Data Environment.

$5 million to Digital Stores Management System.

$4 million to Marine Corps' National Capital Region Command IT/Data Center.

$2 million to Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle Integrated Digital and Collaboration Environment Service Net.

$1 million to Web-Based Technology Insertion for Expeditionary Warfare Testbed.

$1 million to Smart Integrated Data Environment.

Army net losses: $27.5 million

Army losses: $60 million

$60 million from Army IT Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

Army gains: $32.5 million

$5.5 million to Advanced IT Services.

$4 million to Army Knowledge Online.

$3 million to Global Anti-Terrorist Activity Analysis Capability at the Army's Intelligence and Security Command's Information Dominance Center.

$3 million to Virtual Reality Spray Paint Simulator and Training Program.

$3 million to Air National Guard IT Consolidation.

$2 million to Integrated Digital Environments Pilot Program for Army aviation fleet logistics.

$2 million to Moving Vehicle Virtual Environment Program for Simulation Based Operation.

$2 million to Online Training Program at Fort Lewis, Wash.

$1.5 million to Army Reserve Command IT consolidation.

$1 million to command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integration.

$1 million to Satellite Multi-Modal Collaborative Crisis and Training Network for Minnesota Army National Guard.

$1 million to Distributed Scalable Command and Control Communication System.

$1 million to Online Contract Document Management.

$1 million to enterprise resource planning integration.

$1 million to FREEDOM Software Environment.

$500,000 to National Guard Global Education.

If the Senate version passes, the following programs would lose:

Departmentwide losses: $113.5 million

$93.5 million from Net Centricity Horizontal Fusion.

$20 million from IT Rapid Acquisition Incentive Program Growth.

Sources: Defense Department Chief Information Officer's Office

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image (by venimo): e-learning concept image, digital content and online webinar icons.

    Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

    Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

  • Shutterstock image (by edel): graduation cap and diploma.

    Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

    The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

  • Rick Holgate

    Holgate to depart ATF

    Former ACT president will take a job with Gartner, follow his spouse to Vienna, Austria.

  • Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

    A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

  • Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint, cyber crime.

    Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.

  • Stephen Warren

    Deputy CIO Warren exits VA

    The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

  • Shutterstock image: monitoring factors of healthcare.

    DOD awards massive health records contract

    Leidos, Accenture and Cerner pull off an unexpected win of the multi-billion-dollar Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, beating out the presumptive health-records leader.

  • Sweating the OPM data breach -- Illustration by Dragutin Cvijanovic

    Sweating the stolen data

    Millions of background-check records were compromised, OPM now says. Here's the jaw-dropping range of personal data that was exposed.

  • FCW magazine

    Let's talk about Alliant 2

    The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above