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March 27, 2017
Of the Army’s buildings, 22 percent now meet the Defense Department’s criteria for “poor” or “failing” condition. The service faces a backlog of $10.8 billion in deferred maintenance projects.
The Pentagon met the letter of the law by turning in a report to Congress on how it plans to implement one of its largest organizational changes in decades.
The Defense Science Board’s latest study on the state of cyber defense in the U.S. reached some worrying conclusions, both for civil infrastructure and for military capability.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election
In part two of a special report: Defense Acquisition at a Crossroads, Federal News Radio examines the challenges the Defense Department will face as it implements numerous Congressional acquisition reforms, many of which it didn’t ask for.
While most of Congress seems mired in the partisan minutiae of a new administration, at least two members are looking towards the stars. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) have introduced a bill that would require NASA to develop a specific plan to put an astronaut on Mars. Culberson discusses the Manifest for Human Spaceflight Act on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
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When it comes to defending the country from cyber attack, Defense officials have made abundantly clear that they plan to leverage the military’s National Guard and reserve components as much as possible, including, most recently, by tasking the Army Guard and Reserve to build 21 cyber teams on top of the 133 U.S. Cyber Command had planned as part of its Cyber Mission Force.
Battling on both the judicial and immigration fronts, the Trump administration over the past week faced a legal setback to its action on immigration from seven countries. The issue was before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, likely en route to the Supreme Court.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is once again reintroducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act. This time, Connolly’s bill proposes a 3.2 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2018.
The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat said Thursday that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the Defense Department to conduct a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC).
Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, used his final public remarks as Pentagon acquisition chief Tuesday to argue that DoD has made significant, demonstrable progress in improving outcomes from its procurement system, and that if Congress wants to help, it should largely stay out of the way.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday became the first senior political leader to sketch out a detailed vision for what Defense budgets might look like under a Republican-controlled government.
Just hours after the conclusion of James Mattis’ confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of Defense, a broad bipartisan majority of 81 senators voted Thursday to make an exception from the seven-year cooling off period for military officers and allow him to become the department’s top civilian leader.