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Congress Slashes Fiscal 2017 Budget for F-35, Black Hawk Aircraft
Congress Slashes Fiscal 2017 Budget for F-35, Black Hawk Aircraft

The U.S. Congress has slashed the budget for the acquisition of Black Hawk helicopters and cut the number of F-35 aircraft that the Pentagon will purchase in the coming fiscal year. read more...


2017 NDAA Allots $1B Fund for Army's Abrams Tank, Stryker Vehicle
2017 NDAA Allots $1B Fund for Army's Abrams Tank, Stryker Vehicle

The U.S. Army will receive more than $1 billion in funding for the advancement and procurement of Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles under the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. 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...


Army Works to Increase End Strength After Force Reductions in 2016
Army Works to Increase End Strength After Force Reductions in 2016

The U.S. Army let go of 690 soldiers in the second half of 2016 when the service branch was working to cut the force down to 460,000 by the end of 2017, before the approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in December called for an end strength of 476,000. read more...


Report: DoD Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas
Report: DoD Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. read more...


Lawmakers Order NSA-Cybercom Leadership Review
Lawmakers Order NSA-Cybercom Leadership Review

Lawmakers have included a provision in the 2017 omnibus spending bill that directs Defense Secretary James Mattis to provide a briefing within three months on the potential impact of the dual-hat leadership of the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency. 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...


Air Force Leaders Testify on Air & Space Priorities on Capitol Hill
Air Force Leaders Testify on Air & Space Priorities on Capitol Hill

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein briefed congressional leaders on the Senate’s defense appropriations panel on the future of air and space power during testimony on Capitol Hill, the service branch said Wednesday. 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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