The Marine Corps’ Deputy Commandant said the investments in cyber and information warfare will make up for fewer Marines.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin that averting a government shutdown on Dec. 11 weighs heavily on minds as the House mulls its options for a new speaker.
The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Congress sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday contains nearly 100 separate provisions intended to reform the Defense Department’s acquisition system. But that’s just the start, say Capitol Hill’s top two Defense legislators.
Would you rather be attacked and eaten by a great white shark, a saltwater crocodile or a hungry tiger? It’s your call. The you-must-choose game is one my kids played with me when they were younger, and now federal workers get to play — or rather be pawns in — a version of that no-win game every couple of years when shutdowns are on the table.
The service is implementing one of the few alternatives it has to a base realignment and closure (BRAC) round: moving soldiers and civilians out of its oldest buildings and shuttering them.
When Congress comes back next week, it begins a run of five consecutive weeks of work. In congressional time, that’s a long stretch of uninterrupted work. A lot can happen if the outgoing Speaker of the House doesn’t wait around like I did.
Congressional leaders are calling for bipartisan efforts to raise spending caps, to keep Defense funded and also provide government services that so many Americans rely on for education, health and employment.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday that he has advised President Barack Obama to veto the Defense Authorization bill Congress will vote on later this week for several reasons.
Congress passed a 10-week temporary funding bill on Wednesday to keep open the government. The House voted 277-151 on the measure. It now heads to the White House for the president’s signature.
The Defense Authorization Act will expand milestone decision authority for military service chiefs, it just has to get past President Obama first.
A stopgap measure to avert a federal shutdown is set for a vote hours before a fiscal deadline would force the government to start the new year with closed doors.
The Senate has voted in support of a bill that would keep the government open until Dec. 11. The continuing resolution would hold funding at 2015 levels and includes money for Planned Parenthood.
In-Depth host Francis Rose argues that Speaker Boehner’s decision was both a bone toss and a punch in the mouth.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work says the Pentagon is making plans in case Congress cannot reach a budget deal or continuing resolution before Sept. 30.