In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators want to reverse steps Congress took last year to begin a comprehensive review of medical facilities at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Army says it wants industry ideas to build ‘installations of the future’ from monitoring energy usage, to family life on the base.
The 2018 omnibus bill delivers 56 percent plus-up in DoD facility maintenance spending, but it’s not nearly enough to reverse years of underfunding.
The commander of the Army’s Installation Management Command says joint basing has eroded warfighting readiness, and failed to save any money.
The Defense Department has decided to take a pass on Base Realignment and Closure in the agency’s fiscal 2019 budget request.
The Defense Department rolled out the biggest budget request in its history Monday, seeking $686 billion for fiscal 2019.
VA Secretary Shulkin’s agenda for the upcoming year is full of initiatives across the department, from improving morale to implementing interoperability in health records to realigning infrastructure.
Even assuming an active-duty force that’s significantly larger than the one that exists today, the Pentagon says it has 19 percent more facilities than it can use.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said the legislation he recently introduced that sets up a BRAC-style commission to review medical facilities at the Veterans Affairs Department marks the beginning of a long conversation on the topic.
House Armed Services Ranking Member Adam Smith doesn’t see a way Congress can appropriate $700 billion to the military.