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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.

April 18, 2018

DoD’s Underfunded Maintenance Backlog Exceeds $116 Billion, Official Says

The Defense Department is setting strategic goals to confront the maintenance challenges created by six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment told a House panel.

April 12, 2018

DoD Official: Years of Sequestration Caused Need for Larger Budget

The Defense Department is setting strategic goals to confront the challenges posed by years of underfunded facilities and infrastructure accounts, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment told Congress.

April 12, 2018

Budget Allows Forces to Restore Competitive Edge, DoD Leaders Tell House

The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a time of renewed great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

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