The House Armed Services’ Personnel Subcommittee suggests a 2.4 percent increase in military pay and 17,000 more troops for the Army.
The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.
The House Armed Services Committee is expected to release its first version of the 2018 Defense Authorization bill this week and in it many observers predict provisions to make it easier for the military to buy commercial items.
Congress is figuring out which programs will feel the pain of a $5 billion cut to defense spending so the plan can fit the new budget deal. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said the cuts will affect important programs.
Analysts say it is unlikely Congress will rebuff President Obama if he decides to veto the defense authorization bill, which passed the Senate Oct. 7.
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.
A new rule proposed by the Small Business Administration could help small companies team up to go after larger government contracts, says John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business at SBA.
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic…
House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it’s up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.
A new law targeting sexual assault in the military means big changes to its judicial system.
The annual policy legislation also doesn’t merge the DoD CIO and deputy chief management officer.
Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced an amendment to the upper chamber’s version of the Defense Authorization Act that closely mirrors the House’s Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The House passed its version in June. The White House still hasn’t officially weighed in on FITARA.
In his Inside the Reporter’s Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
The first major IT reform bill in a decade has cleared the first of three hurdles to become law. The bill would empower CIOs by reducing the number of people with that title to one per agency, and give that person authority over the IT budget and personnel decisions.
Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. Dov Zakheim reviews what DoD Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel can expect from Congress. Attorney Mark Schamel explains how the Defense Authorization Bill helps off-duty law enforcement agents. Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group discusses new food safety rules issued by the FDA. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service previews the SAMMIE nomination process. Katherine McFate discusses OMB Watch’s name change.