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March 14, 2019

2020 Budget Focuses on High-End Threats, DOD Leaders Say

The $718 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020 addresses growing threats from Russia and China, the Defense Department’s top leaders told Congress.

March 12, 2019

$718.3 Billion Defense Budget Request Focuses on Threats

At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget.

Nov. 16, 2018

The Biggest Audit in Human History ... Really?

The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said.

Oct. 1, 2018

Dunford Pleased DOD Enters Fiscal 2019 With Budget

For the first time in a long time, the Defense Department entered the fiscal year with a budget, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said troops should be extremely pleased with the development.

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.

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

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

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.

April 25, 2018

Mattis Asks House Committee to Build on Recent DoD Successes

All of the Defense Department’s policies, expenditures and training must contribute to the lethality of the military, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, which he thanked for its efforts to provide the funding needed to face the threats of the new age.

April 24, 2018

DoD Seeks to Make Civilian Agencies More Productive, Efficient

The Defense Department is looking at ways to modernize, boost productivity and become more responsive, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told an audience in Washington.

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