The Defense Department is requesting $575 billion in its base budget, a $52 billion increase from last year to help increase readiness.
Lawmakers are pushing key Defense Department nominees to begin considering how to put a comprehensive cyber policy in place.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman says her subcommittee is working toward President Donald Trump's requested budget.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff are rehashing some controversial personnel reform ideas from the Obama administration.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) laid the weight of DoD's first audit squarely on the shoulders of David Norquist, President Trump's pick for DoD comptroller. The department hasn't been audited in 17 years, and has spent the past seven engaged in audit-readiness preparations.
Six Democrats sent Trump a letter urging him to fill vacancies in the Pentagon. Trump has been under fire from both sides of the aisle for dragging his feet on nominating people to fill Senate-confirmed positions.
Nagging questions remain in Congress on whether it really did anything useful to prevent another 2008-like financial meltdown. Now an unlikely pair of lawmakers — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — think it's time to have the government re-regulate banking in a way the Dodd-Frank bill did not. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin they're thinking back to Glass-Steagall.
Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force on Thursday over $450,000 in alleged improper payments her private consulting firm collected from Energy Department laboratories, but their questions and Heather Wilson’s answers did little to shed little additional light on the matter.
DoD's $52 billion budget boost is not carte blanche; it's going to have to prove that it’s spending that money wisely, not frittering it away on superficialities.
A year-long task force wants the Defense Department to change childcare, TRICARE and the "up or out" system.
Trump's 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
House Armed Services Committee aides say they want to keep a close eye on the personnel reforms put in place by the 2017 NDAA.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, a member of Congress introduces a bill to strengthen oversight of employee misconduct at the Transportation Security Administration.
A cadre of 33 Republicans appealed to the House Budget Committee to up the 2018 defense budget to $640 billion.