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House Democrats: Please Pass A Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill

Posted by Rick Berger on


Hell hath no fury like a lawmaker betrayed. This week, the House will take up the crucial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress’ primary instrument to oversee the U.S. military. Though the NDAA has passed for 58 straight years, partisan political choices threaten to end that streak.     The Democratic House passed out of… Keep reading →

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Democrats Won This Budget Battle – But They’re Likely To Lose The War

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Despite Democratic chairman Adam Smith’s best efforts, the defense budget is likely to creep back up to the full $750 billion the administration asked for.

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$733B or $750B: That Is The Question (For HASC NDAA)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The House Armed Services Committee starts a marathon wrangle on the Pentagon budget, complete with dueling Dickens & Shakespeare quotes, with a detour to debate paint schemes for Air Force One and renaming a key intelligence position.

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House Armed Services Scrutinizes F-35 Costs, ABMS, Army Modernization

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The HASC wants an independent cost estimate on the F-35 and some detail — any detail — on the plan to replace AWACS. It’s also a little curious about robot tanks.

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HASC to DoD: We’ll Do The Money, You Do A Tech Strategy

Posted by Paul McLeary on


In a markup of the 2020 defense budget, the HASC tells the Pentagon to keep developing new tech but inform the Hill about how and where it might be used.

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NDAA 2020: SASC Emphasizes Tech Race With China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The senators’ draft of the annual defense bill puts a new emphasis on technological competition, including industrial policy moves to strengthen US companies.

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SASC OKs Space Force, But Imposes Tight Oversight

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


SASC wants the Air Force and DoD “to come back to the oversight committee every single month” to explain how they are standing up the new Space Force — if it is finally approved by Congress.

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A ‘Solarium’ For Hacking: Sen. King Launches Cyber Strategy Panel

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


With members from Congress, the executive branch, and the private sector, the commission plans to issue a final report by year’s end.

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Russian Intercept Underscores Tensions in Black Sea

Posted by Paul McLeary on


A Russian fighter plane gave a US surveillance plane an unexpectedly rough ride on Monday, part of an increase in tensions in the Black Sea.

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Why We Need A Space Force: CSIS’s Todd Harrison

Posted by Todd Harrison on


Space Corps? Space Force? Space Command? Ever since Rep. Mike Rogers put the Space Corps cat amongst the Air Force pigeons in April last year, debate has raged within the Air Force, the wider space enterprise, Congress and across the four services about just what must be done. President Trump glommed onto the idea and… Keep reading →

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