Adam Smith

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is leaving intelligence agencies scrambling for other ways to monitor and stop terrorists. They’ll have to depend more on technology and their allies in Afghan government — even as it faces an increasingly uncertain future once U.S. and NATO forces depart. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Where does waste, fraud and abuse in the military stand after Afghanistan?

A new report says defense companies are reaping the benefits from building an ever-growing military system.

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New artificial intelligence initiatives, Buy American increase advancing in House NDAA

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

House NDAA proposal would reform UCMJ to address sexual assaults in the military

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DoD will seek to require COVID-19 vaccine for all troops by mid-September at the latest

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(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

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(AP Photo/Michael Probst)FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2011 file photo, Soldiers of 1AD attend a color casing ceremony of the First Armored Division at the US Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany. After more than a year of thinly veiled threats that the United States could start pulling troops out of Germany unless the country increases its defense spending to NATO standards, President Donald Trump appears to be going ahead with the hardball approach with a plan to reduce the American military presence in the country by more than 25 percent. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

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

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

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

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

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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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Carolyn Maloney

House Democrats seek expansion of paid leave program for federal employees

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Lawmakers want to put defense funds President Trump used for a border wall back

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Trump administration used Defense Department funds to build parts of a border wall. Now Congress wants that money back…

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Biden facing some pushback for Defense secretary pick

In today’s Federal Newscast, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has questions about his fellow Democrat’s choice to lead the Pentagon.

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

The NDAA holds a 3% raise for military service members and extends some hazard pay.

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