(Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., listens during a confirmation hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Two powerful chairmen criticize White House for ‘dragging its feet’ on defense spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, two committee chairmen criticize the White House. A Navy plan to cut doctors is getting reexamined. The NSF wants to hand…

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A smaller budget could lessen the Army’s operational reach, but lawmakers question if that’s a bad thing

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DoD is still unbalanced on readiness, but is it trying to do too much?

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Task force on supply chain will make recommendations for 2022 NDAA

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Congress’ newest subcommittee is focusing on cyber troops and JEDI

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House Democrats seek expansion of paid leave program for federal employees

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An NDAA veto could threaten special pay for troops, lawmakers say they won’t let that happen

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Congress finishes up NDAA, Trump still threatening veto

The president says he wants to veto the bill over old protections for tech companies and renaming military bases.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

The new president will likely make serious changes to the Pentagon as soon as day one.

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Trump takes incoming fire for giving Esper the boot

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Navy and Marine Corps hit the pause button on diversity and inclusion training, six former Homeland Security Secretaries say there are too many cooks in the DHS kitchen, and the VA has deployed a new electronic record-keeping tool.

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