The former Army secretary says there’s too much bickering in Congress to actually grow the military, but readiness holes need to be plugged first anyways.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, asked whether a new approach to the tactical and operational aspects of federal cybersecurity could be a powerful tool for addressing gaps that impede existing organizational structures.
The Army chief of staff wants a new assessment of the $6 billion WIN-T program, hopefully in time to influence the 2018 Defense authorization bill. He worries the system is too vulnerable in real-world battle conditions and is based on outdated technology.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many feds are in shock over proposed changes in the federal retirement program and what it would do to all retirees.
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.