Defending his department’s $52 billion budget increase for the first time on Capitol Hill this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis ran into heavy skepticism from the committee members who might normally be his most natural allies for a Pentagon plus-up.
A judged ruled in favor of thousands of people who claimed the federal government was wrong not to pay them on time for their work during the first week of the government shutdown.
The second highest-ranking officers from each of the military services told Congress on Tuesday that they’d welcome a short-term cash infusion along the lines that the President and Defense secretary have directed the military services to propose as add-ons to the 2017 budget in order to bring the armed forces to a higher level of readiness.
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.
The 2016 update to the Navy Force Structure Assessment, sent to Congress last week, asserts the service needs a fleet of 355 ships in order to adequately perform its missions. That’s a big change from the 2014 plan of 308 ships the Navy has been building toward.
Defense-minded voters have been left with relatively little to go on as the nation nears the end of a presidential campaign that’s included only scant discussion of military issues.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss transactional data reporting, GSA schedules, and current changes in the procurement arena. September 26, 2016
As Labor Day approaches, children head back to school and Congress will return soon, too. Already, battles are shaping up over spending caps, sequestration and what to do now versus in a lame duck session. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a preview of a fall classic
To get ahead in Washington you have to speak at least two languages, your own and what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey calls GovTalk.
Familiar debates over the caps set in the Budget Control Act will crop again during the next administration, defense budget analyst Todd Harrison said at a press briefing marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 law. The Defense Department has avoided many of the dire consequences it predicted would happen during 10 years of “devastating cuts.” But it’s used a series of workarounds to dodge many of the impacts.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the House proposal “deeply troubling,” saying it would pay for additional troops and pay boosts at the expense of long-term military readiness and budget stability.
Generals say current analyses show the U.S. will need more land forces for future conflicts, precisely at the time the Army is shrinking to its smallest size since before World War II.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Obama administration’s final Pentagon budget represents a turning point; high-end technologies will get more attention.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office looked at four agencies to see how their money management and use of unobligated balances helped offset the impacts of the government shutdown and sequestration.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged the rationale for reforms which centralized big decisions within the DoD acquisition system.