House Armed Services Committee

FILE - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen from a window in the Cannon House Office Building at the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2022. Federal regulations run through American life, touching on everything we consume, the air we breathe, the water we drink. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

GOP House members named chairmen of Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees

In today’s Federal Newscast: House Republicans continue to enjoy their majority, naming two more members to committee chairmanships. Defense Secretary…

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U.S. Strategic Command

Defense Department raises rates in effort to hire, retain, child care workers

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Pentagon Austin

Defense officials say a year-long continuing resolution would be ‘The Bad Place’

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is interviewed about the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Language to block future Schedule F absent from compromise version of NDAA

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When it comes to federal software priorities, efficiency is the name of the game

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FILE - About 130 soldiers with the U.S. Army's 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade, wait to board a chartered plane during their deployment to Europe, March 11, 2022, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. The Army is significantly cutting the total number of soldiers it expects to have in the force over the next two years, as the U.S. military faces what a top general called “unprecedented challenges”  in bringing in new recruits. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Army recruiting challenges mean force could shrink by tens of thousands more soldiers

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Three things to watch in the House 2023 NDAA

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin its historic confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The 51-year-old federal judge would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

You haven’t even taken summer vacation yet and already a continuing resolution is on the horizon

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Early morning summer sunrise as seen from the Lincoln Memorial while looking toward the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

Defense funding topline up in the air for 2023 after committees release bills

The House is sticking closely to the Biden budget and to appropriators but the Senate Armed Services Committee is feeling bolder in what it is approving…

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alphonso Grant)An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs after conducting an aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron above the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 3, 2019. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers U.S. Air Forces Central Command a global reach of aerial refueling to support joint and coalition aircraft, providing war-winning airpower throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

Air Force thinking of new ways to handle ‘black swan’ events in acquisition

The Air Force is exploring multiple options to ensure the service gets the products it wants and helps industry where it is struggling along the way.
The…

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Mark Milley

DoD’s budget inflation story is more complicated than you think

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and DoD Comptroller Michael McCord represented the Pentagon’s vanguard in defending the $773 billion 2023 budget request to Congress on Tuesday.

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