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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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...




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...




Service Personnel Chiefs Discuss Military Posture With HASC Subcommittee
Service Personnel Chiefs Discuss Military Posture With HASC Subcommittee

The personnel chiefs of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have testified on the postures and policies of the service branches for recruitment and retention during a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee's military personnel subcommittee, DoD News reported Thursday. read more...


Gen. Jay Raymond: Delta IV Heavy Rocket Replacement OK by 2023
Gen. Jay Raymond: Delta IV Heavy Rocket Replacement OK by 2023

Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, has told the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee that the U.S. Air Force anticipates the release of a replacement for the Delta IV Heavy rocket by 2023. read more...


Cybercom Eyes 16% Budget Increase for 2018
Cybercom Eyes 16% Budget Increase for 2018

Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has told the House Armed Services Committee that the command needs a 16-percent boost in funding for 2018. read more...


DoD Officials Confirm Prioritization of Nuclear Modernization in Budget
DoD Officials Confirm Prioritization of Nuclear Modernization in Budget

Officials across the Defense Department have expressed their prioritization of nuclear modernization during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee's strategic force subcommittee on the proposed fiscal 2018 budget of the Trump administration, Homeland Preparedness News reported Tuesday. read more...


HASC Officials Introduce Bill to Increase Congress Oversight of DoD Cyber Operations
HASC Officials Introduce Bill to Increase Congress Oversight of DoD Cyber Operations

Reps. Mac Thornberry and Adam Smith, chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, have cosponsored and introduced a bill that seeks to mandate the White House and Defense Department to notify Congress whenever DoD decides to use cyber weapons in military operations, Federal News Radio reported Friday. read more...


Gen. Joseph Dunford: 70 Percent of Cyber Mission Force Teams Are ‘Fully Operational’
Gen. Joseph Dunford: 70 Percent of Cyber Mission Force Teams Are ‘Fully Operational’

Seventy percent of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams have reached initial operating capability and are “fully operational capable,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Joseph Dunford told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Executive Gov reported Thursday. read more...


Defense Industry Pros Ask Congress to Enable Military Base Closures
Defense Industry Pros Ask Congress to Enable Military Base Closures

Forty-five defense industry professionals led by Chris Preble, vice president of defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute have sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services committees to call for lawmakers to authorize the Defense Department to close excess military bases in order to refocus resources, The Hill reported Monday. read more...


HASC Subcommittee Recommends Creation of Air Force 'Space Corps' by 2019
HASC Subcommittee Recommends Creation of Air Force 'Space Corps' by 2019

The House Armed Services Committee's strategic forces subcommittee has proposed provisions for the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that would require the creation of a "space corps" within the U.S. Air Force by January 1, 2019, Space News reported Tuesday. The formal legislative mark-up session for the portions of the bill under the subcommittee's purview is scheduled Thursday. read more...


HASC's NDAA Markup to Grant Air Force Authority for Sole-Source Huey Replacement Contract
HASC's NDAA Markup to Grant Air Force Authority for Sole-Source Huey Replacement Contract

The House Armed Services Committee's markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the Defense Department to issue a sole-source contract for a replacement to the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N Huey helicopter, Defense News reported Monday. read more...


HASC Prioritizes DoD Contracting, Procurement Process Reform Under 2018 NDAA
HASC Prioritizes DoD Contracting, Procurement Process Reform Under 2018 NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee has prioritized efforts to modify the Defense Department's contracting and procurement process as part of the $696 billion budget the agency could receive for fiscal year 2018, FCW reported Sunday. read more...


'Space Corps' Provision Moves Forward in House NDAA Deliberation
'Space Corps' Provision Moves Forward in House NDAA Deliberation

Rep. Mike Turner has dropped his challenge to the creation of a "Space Corps" as part of a provision in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act, with the proposal moving forward amid concerns from the U.S. Air Force and members of the House Armed Services Committee. read more...


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