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Pentagon’s ponderous budget process is next target for Congressional reform

Several consecutive Defense policy bills have made changes to DoD’s acquisition rules. The latest NDAA tackles what might be a more consequential problem:…

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In this photo made available by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, front, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, transit the Strait of Hormuz in Persian Gulf, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The vessels traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP)

First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)U.S. service member examines a Manual for Courts-Martial. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

DoD trying to balance changes to sexual assault prosecution without giving up large UCMJ authority

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD budget largely flat, cuts legacy systems for modernization

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(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

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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/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

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Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

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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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Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman displays his insignia during a presentation of the United States Space Force flag in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Space acquisition proposals held up amid DoD-OMB negotiations

Lawmakers probably won’t have time to slip ideas to better space procurement in this year’s defense policy bill.

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Esper signs tenant bill of rights for families, but some provisions missing

The documents gives service members and their families 15 guaranteed protections.

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