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March 15, 2018

AF Secretary: Proposed Budget Aligns With National Defense Strategy

The Air Force budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 aligns with the National Defense Strategy and recognizes “a more competitive and dangerous international security environment than we have faced in decades,” the Air Force secretary said.

March 12, 2018

Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success

The U.S. military’s most crucial advantage is its people, and investment in attracting and retaining them must continue, the Army, Navy and Air Force secretaries said during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum.

March 8, 2018

Defense Budget Request Seeks to Reinvigorate U.S. Deterrence Strategy

The fiscal year 2019 defense budget request reinvigorates America’s strategic thinking and capabilities, and takes into account advances made by Russia and China, Defense Department officials told the House Armed Services Committee.

March 7, 2018

Officials Discuss DoD’s Audit, Business Operations on Capitol Hill

The Defense Department’s ongoing audit and business operations reform are important components for improvement, DoD Comptroller David L. Norquist said during testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

Feb. 22, 2018

DoD Now on Track to Rebuild, Restore Military, Spokesperson Says

The Bipartisan Budget Act will lift the spending caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, allowing the Defense Department to provide necessary funding to modernize the U.S. military, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Feb. 15, 2018

Increased Funding Will Improve Military Readiness, Senior Officers Say

The services' No. 2 officers testified on readiness during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness and management support.

Feb. 12, 2018

President’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion

The president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of military erosion, defense officials said.

Feb. 7, 2018

Mattis Addresses White House Reporters About Budget Uncertainty

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told White House reporters he is heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America's military.

Feb. 6, 2018

Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

While the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the president’s National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without stable, predictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

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