Aug. 13, 2018
President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony
The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provides $700 billion to the Defense Department and paves the way for the most significant investment in the U.S. military and its warfighters in modern history, President Donald J. Trump said.
Aug. 9, 2018
Defense Audit Provides Improved Accounting for Spending, Inventories
The Defense Department audit that is underway will allow leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and Congress to find better ways to account for taxpayers’ dollars, DoD’s chief financial officer said.
Aug. 1, 2018
$717 Billion Budget Critical to Rebuilding, Restoring Readiness, Pentagon Officials Say
The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act passed through Congress at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials said in a statement marking the bill's passage.
May 24, 2018
Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years.
May 17, 2018
Air Force Budget Request Builds on Momentum, Addresses Great Power Competition
The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, the Air Force secretary and chief of staff said.
May 10, 2018
Fiscal ’19 Budget Request Will Restore U.S. Military, Dunford Says
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff assured a Senate Appropriations Committee panel that the U.S. military retains a competitive advantage over any potential adversary.
May 9, 2018
Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.
National Defense Strategy to Restore Competitive Edge, Mattis Tells Senate
In the 15 months since he assumed office, the Defense Department has made steady progress in a number of areas, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations committee panel on defense on Capitol Hill.
April 26, 2018
Surgeons General Testify on Medical Readiness at Senate Hearing
The services’ surgeons general testified on the needs and priorities of military health programs during a Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee hearing.
Mattis Highlights Efforts to Restore Military, Fight Tomorrow’s Wars
The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military’s competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told a Senate panel.
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