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 new chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee tell Federal News Radio what they are thinking for the next NDAA.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.
The 2017 defense authorization bill now has a provision requiring women to sign up for selective service.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders seven reforms based on existing “best practices” inside and outside of DoD. Critics call the announcement a missed opportunity for more sweeping changes in the fight against military sexual assault.
Digital Strategies Director Rob Roberts talks about the Department of Energy’s Internet efforts. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) discusses the Congressional Watchdog Caucus. Dr. Don Moore of the National Zoo talks elephants. The Federal Bar Association’s Bruce Moyer talks about the impact of sequestration on the federal courts. Cameron Leuthy of Bloomberg Government discusses sequestration. Prof. Michael Schmitt of the U.S. Naval War College discusses a new cyber war handbook. GAO’s David Maurer talks about the Department of Homeland Security’s high-risk list.
Barry West is returning for his fourth gig as a CIO, and three other key technology officials are leaving. Two congressmen want to pressure contractors to pay back taxes.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made strides toward increasing the number of disability claims it can process every year. But new claims from veterans are growing even faster than ever. House legislators are frustrated by the VA’s lack of progress over the years.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said the military needs to take sexual assault more seriously.
The Transportation Security Administration already shares intelligence it collects with airports. Now a House bill would expand TSA’s intel sharing to local mass transit systems as well.