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Rep. Devin Nunes Requests Hearing on Calls to Dismiss NSA's Michael Rogers
Rep. Devin Nunes Requests Hearing on Calls to Dismiss NSA's Michael Rogers

Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has published an open letter that asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to participate in an open-session hearing to discuss the two officials' purported appeal to remove Adm. Michael Rogers as the director of the National Security Agency. read more...


US Agencies Plan to Widen Public Access to Federally Funded Research
US Agencies Plan to Widen Public Access to Federally Funded Research

The Education DepartmentU.S. Agency for International Development and Office of the Director of National Intelligence plan to expand public access to research sponsored by the U.S. government. read more...


Petition to Suspend Abolition of Traditional Navy Titles Generate 100,000 Signatures
Petition to Suspend Abolition of Traditional Navy Titles Generate 100,000 Signatures

A petition to suspend the U.S. Navy's abolition of titles such as gunner's mate and boatswain's mate has generated a total of 102,597 signatures, which exceeded the requirement for a response from the White House. read more...


House Armed Services Committee Wants Briefing on SOCOM's SOFWERX Program
House Armed Services Committee Wants Briefing on SOCOM's SOFWERX Program

The House Armed Services Committee has requested a briefing from U.S. Special Operations Command on the SOFWERX program that seeks private sector engagement to drive SOCOM's technology acquisition. read more...


NRO Could Take Over USAF Weather Satellite Missions Under FY 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill
NRO Could Take Over USAF Weather Satellite Missions Under FY 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill

A provision in the House's proposed Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 seeks to allow the National Reconnaissance Office to take over some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions. read more...


House Democrats' Bill to Request for Formal Probe on Possible Election Hacking by Russia
House Democrats' Bill to Request for Formal Probe on Possible Election Hacking by Russia

House Democrats have proposed a legislation Wednesday that requests a formal investigation on Russia's purported cyber hacking activities during the recently concluded U.S. election. read more...


ND House Approves Bill Adding National Guard Command to Governor
ND House Approves Bill Adding National Guard Command to Governor

North Dakota legislators have approved House Bill 1104 that authorizes the state's governor to command the National Guard in case of cyber attacks. read more...


Rep. Chris Stewart to Lead House Intelligence Subcommittee
Rep. Chris Stewart to Lead House Intelligence Subcommittee

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart will lead the lower chamber's Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee that supervises the Defense Department's intelligence efforts. read more...


Congress Approves Waiver to Allow James Mattis to Lead DoD
Congress Approves Waiver to Allow James Mattis to Lead DoD

The House has cleared a waiver that allows retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department under the incoming administration. read more...


White House: Trump to Nominate Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary
White House: Trump to Nominate Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump will nominate Heather Wilson to become U.S. Air Force secretary. read more...


Sean Spicer: Trump to Continue Support for Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Campaign
Sean Spicer: Trump to Continue Support for Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Campaign

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said President Donald Trump vowed to support Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in countering terrorism and to develop the two countries' relationship. read more...


White House: CIA Director Included Anew in National Security Council
White House: CIA Director Included Anew in National Security Council

The White House has said President Donald Trump has included CIA Director Mike Pompeo to the National Security Council. read more...


Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy
Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy

A group of House legislators have called for the approval of Defense Secretary James Mattis' request to exclude Iraqis who support U.S. military troops in Iraq from President Donald Trump's immigration policy. read more...


HASC Members Call for Development of US Nuclear Armament
HASC Members Call for Development of US Nuclear Armament

Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said the U.S. should develop the country's missile defense and nuclear armament amid missile threats posed by Iran and North Korea. read more...



White House: CIA, National Intelligence Chiefs Will be Part of Trump's Cabinet
White House: CIA, National Intelligence Chiefs Will be Part of Trump's Cabinet

The White House has said Wednesday CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats, who is yet to be confirmed as the director of national intelligence, will be part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. read more...


F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says
F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

MiIitary officials have said the production of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is in progress and that the new aircraft is important for the U.S. military to counter high-end threats, the Defense Department reported Thursday. read more...


Report: Sean Spicer Asks Intelligence Officials to Deny Trump Team's Purported Contacts With Russia
Report: Sean Spicer Asks Intelligence Officials to Deny Trump Team's Purported Contacts With Russia

Press Sec. Sean Spicer has asked U.S. intelligence leaders to invalidate a previous report claiming that President Donald Trump's team had frequent contacts with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, Salon.com reported Monday. read more...


Trump's Budget Proposal to Increase Defense, Security Funds by $54B
Trump's Budget Proposal to Increase Defense, Security Funds by $54B

The White House has said Monday President Donald Trump's first budget proposal would add $54 billion to the country's defense and security funds but would lessen funds for non-defense programs by approximately the same amount. read more...


Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group
Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group

Pentagon has submitted a report to the White House that details the military's plan to counter the Islamic State militant group. read more...


James Mattis Answers Queries on Defense Budget Before House Armed Services Committee
James Mattis Answers Queries on Defense Budget Before House Armed Services Committee

Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said Defense Secretary James Mattis met with the committee Tuesday in a closed session to respond to members’ queries on issues including the budget. read more...


Trump Postpones Signing EO to Accelerate Agency Leaders' Cyber Responsibility
Trump Postpones Signing EO to Accelerate Agency Leaders' Cyber Responsibility

President Donald Trump has delayed signing an executive order that will give leaders of federal agencies a bigger responsibility in assessing their networks' vulnerability. read more...


FBI, NSA Invited to Testify at Hearing on Possible Russian Influence in Elections
FBI, NSA Invited to Testify at Hearing on Possible Russian Influence in Elections

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes has said FBI Director James Comey, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and other intelligence officials have been invited to testify at a hearing on March 20 on Russia's potential role in influencing the U.S. elections, The Washington Times reported Tuesday. read more...


House Passes DoD Appropriations Bill for Remainder of FY 2017
House Passes DoD Appropriations Bill for Remainder of FY 2017

The lower chamber has voted 371-48 to pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 that allocates $516.1 billion for defense discretionary funding and $61.8 billion for overseas contingency operations and the Global War on Terror. read more...


House Intell Committee Seeks Info on Legal Surveillance Activities From FBI, CIA, NSA
House Intell Committee Seeks Info on Legal Surveillance Activities From FBI, CIA, NSA

The House Intelligence Committee has asked FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency to provide information on the scale of legal surveillance activities and the number of "unmasked" private conversations in the previous six months. read more...


Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Against Consequenes if Trump Declassified Possible CIA Hack
Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Against Consequenes if Trump Declassified Possible CIA Hack

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has raised the possibility that President Donald Trump may have declassified sensitive information about a supposed hack on CIA as an opportunity to attack the previous administration. read more...


House Intelligence Committee Chair: No Wiretap at Trump Tower
House Intelligence Committee Chair: No Wiretap at Trump Tower

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has rejected claims that there has been a wiretap placed at Trump Tower during his opening statement at a hearing on Russia's potential involvement in the U.S. election but noted the possibility of other forms of surveillance. read more...


FBI's James Comey, NSA's Mike Rogers Testify Before House Intelligence Committee
FBI's James Comey, NSA's Mike Rogers Testify Before House Intelligence Committee

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers have both testified before the House Intelligence Committee Monday on crucial topics concerning Russia, Donald Trump and the president's claims on wiretapping. read more...


DTRA Acting Director Shari Durand Talks Agency Developments in HASC Subcommittee Hearing
DTRA Acting Director Shari Durand Talks Agency Developments in HASC Subcommittee Hearing

Shari Durand, acting director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has outlined the agency's developments over recent years, including a shift to a regional programmatic approach against weapons of mass destruction, during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities. read more...


House Intelligence Panel Chair David Nunes to Continue Russia-Trump Investigation Amid Scrutiny
House Intelligence Panel Chair David Nunes to Continue Russia-Trump Investigation Amid Scrutiny

Rep. David Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has indicated the investigation into the potential links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign team will continue amid concerns from other lawmakers on Nunes' handling of the case. read more...


Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marines to See $1B Savings if F-35 Procurement is Accelerated
Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marines to See $1B Savings if F-35 Procurement is Accelerated

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation for the U.S. Marine Corps, told the House Armed Services Committee's tactical air and land subcommittee that the service could save approximately $1 billion if its procurement of F-35B and F-35C is accelerated to retire its F/A-18 Hornet fleet. read more...


Rep. Devin Nunes Refuses Disclosure of Trump Surveillance Intell Sources
Rep. Devin Nunes Refuses Disclosure of Trump Surveillance Intell Sources

Rep. Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has said he will not reveal his sources of information on the supposed "incidental" surveillance of President Donald Trump and his associates to the public as well as other members of the committee. read more...


Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: US Should Supply Weapons to Ukraine
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: US Should Supply Weapons to Ukraine

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, chief of U.S. European Command, has told the House Armed Services Committee that he believes the U.S. should supply Ukraine's military with weapons amid clashes with Russia-backed rebels. read more...


Air Force Manpower Official Gina Grosso Cautions Against ‘National Aircrew Crisis’
Air Force Manpower Official Gina Grosso Cautions Against ‘National Aircrew Crisis’

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel services at the U.S. Air Force, has told the House Armed Service Committee’s military personnel subcommittee in a hearing that the service branch faces a "national aircrew crisis" amid factors such as the current high operational tempo, commercial demand for pilots and cultural issues. read more...



Report: White House Staff Indicated as Rep. Devin Nunes' Potential Intell Sources
Report: White House Staff Indicated as Rep. Devin Nunes' Potential Intell Sources

Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer with the White House Counsel’s Office, have been named as House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes' potential sources of intelligence about the supposed incidental surveillance of President Donald Trump and his associates. read more...


HASC Panel Questions Military Manpower Officials on Pilot Shortage
HASC Panel Questions Military Manpower Officials on Pilot Shortage

The House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee has questioned Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, Marine Corps deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel; Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel services; and Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, director of Army aviation on the current shortage in military pilots. read more...


Gen. Darren McDew: Transcom Faces Cyber, Tanker Shortage, Other Challenges
Gen. Darren McDew: Transcom Faces Cyber, Tanker Shortage, Other Challenges

Gen. Darren McDew, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, has told the House Armed Services Committee's readiness, seapower and projection forces subcommittees that the command faces challenges in areas such as cybersecurity and also lacks assets such as air tankers.amid the current state of the threat environment. read more...


Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Cyber National Guard
Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Cyber National Guard

Rep. Will Hurd, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee on information technology, has pushed for the creation of a cyber National Guard unit that will be hired to join the federal IT workforce and serve to support both the private and public sectors on a rotational basis. read more...


Gen. David Goldfein: Continuing Resolution to Greatly Impact Air Force
Gen. David Goldfein: Continuing Resolution to Greatly Impact Air Force

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has cautioned in his testimony before the House Committee on Armed Services that a potential yearlong continuing resolution will significantly impact the service and urged lawmakers to approve the appropriation bill for fiscal year 2017. read more...


Report: House, Senate Intell Panel Democrats to See Devin Nunes' Intelligence Docs Soon
Report: House, Senate Intell Panel Democrats to See Devin Nunes' Intelligence Docs Soon

Democrat lawmakers in the House and Senate intelligence committees expect to see the documents that Rep. Devin Nunes obtained as part of the House panel's investigation into the possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign team. read more...





White House Nominates Former HASC Policy Director Kari Bingen as Principal Defense USec for Intelligence
White House Nominates Former HASC Policy Director Kari Bingen as Principal Defense USec for Intelligence

Kari Bingen, former policy director of the House Armed Services Committee and top HASC strategic forces subcommittee staffer, has been nominated as principal undersecretary of defense for intelligence. read more...


Rep. Mac Thornberry: Defense Acquisition Reform Bill Ready by Mid-May
Rep. Mac Thornberry: Defense Acquisition Reform Bill Ready by Mid-May

Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said a new standalone bill aimed at updating the Defense Department's acquisition process will be available the week of May 16 and will go through at least a month of review and feedback before the final version, The Hill reported Tuesday. read more...


Socom's Gen. Raymond Thomas Previews SOF Role in National Security With House Panel
Socom's Gen. Raymond Thomas Previews SOF Role in National Security With House Panel

Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, has said the Special Operations Forces continue to be "at the forefront of national security operations" during a operational review hearing with the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities, DoD News reported Tuesday. read more...


Report: Pentagon to Lease Trump Tower Apartment for White House Military Office
Report: Pentagon to Lease Trump Tower Apartment for White House Military Office

The Defense Department is working on a lease agreement for a privately owned apartment at Trump Tower to host the White House Military Office for activities supporting President Donald Trump, Reuters reported Friday. DoD official James MacStravic noted that he approved the action through his authorization to clear any acquisition of leased space with annual rentals of more than $1 million. read more...


Report: James Mattis 'Satisfied' With Defense Spending Boost
Report: James Mattis 'Satisfied' With Defense Spending Boost

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was satisfied with the military spending increase approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump as the retired general noted efforts to rebuild military readiness at a time of increased global security challenges, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. read more...



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