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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