first_imgLawmakers in a House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing questioned a huge increase Overseas Contingency Operations funding and additional border wall costs in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2020 budget request, according to a report Thursday.Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford were pressed to justify DOD’s sharp increase from $69 billion to $165 billion in OCO funding, which isn’t subject to budget caps under 2011’s Budget Control Act.Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) challenged the senior officials that the increased OCO funding would be used for the Pentagon’s base budget, rather than contingency operations in what he called a “thinly disguised” attempt to skirt budget caps.Visclosky said the increase is “staggeringly out of proportion to prior efforts to avoid the caps.”He also was critical of the administration’s proposal to set aside about $9 billion in the budget for construction of additions to the southern border wall.The subcommittee did approve of a 3.1% pay raise for the military and retirees, joining the White House in support of the increase included in the record $750 billion defense budget request.Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, September 8, 2019.Sunday, September 8, 2019No MeetingsMonday, September 9, 2019The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. (An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm.) Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm at the Harnden Tavern/Town Museum. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, September 10, 2019The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, September 11, 2019The Wilmington School Committee meets at 6:30pm (EARLY START TIME) in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. The agenda will be posted HERE.Thursday, September 12, 2019No MeetingsFriday, September 13 2019No MeetingsSaturday, September 14, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

first_imgANGA COM closed yesterday after attracting a record 17,000 visitors and 450 exhibitors.According to the event’s organiser, German cable association ANGA, 50% of visitors came from outside Germany. This was the first year that the former ANGA Cable had operated under the ANGA COM brand.“This year, ’ANGA Cable’ has become ‘ANGA COM”. The new name even better reflects our two thematic pillars, broadband and media. This was also clearly visible in the exhibition hall. In addition to the traditional cable and satellite technology, the roll-out of fiber, IPTV, Video on Demand, software solutions and consumer electronics have become integral parts of our exhibitors’ product range. We’re especially pleased with the success of the Connected Home special, which we organized in cooperation with the BITKOM association,” said Thomas Braun, president of ANGA.ANGA COM 2014 will take place in Cologne from Many 20-24.last_img read more

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