Mac Thornberry

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Former House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on the FY2019 budget with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer David L. Norquist, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Buy vs. build debate for software heats back up with letter to White House

Three industry groups and 44 technology companies wrote a letter pressing the White House to make sure agencies are buying commercial software first before…

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(Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., questions United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Checking DoD’s homework on acquisition reforms top of mind for Sen. Kaine

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An NDAA veto could threaten special pay for troops, lawmakers say they won’t let that happen

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Congress finishes up NDAA, Trump still threatening veto

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House may tackle legislation to end ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ budgeting in DoD

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Former House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on the FY2019 budget with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer David L. Norquist, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Thornberry’s latest round of procurement reforms tackle DoD requirements, sustainment processes

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In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Pentagon leaders face bipartisan anger over border wall reprogramming

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National Guard officials, states push back on Trump’s border wall fund diversion

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DoD asks for $705B for 2021, gives Space Force more than $15B

The Defense Department is requesting $705.4 billion in 2021 in a budget it says will focus on dominance across the air, sea, land, space and cyberspace…

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In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Lawmakers demand answers on reprogramming $7.2B in defense funds for border wall

Thirty-four lawmakers are asking DoD to provide information about where the money will come from.

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Office of Personnel ManagementMargaret Weichert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management and deputy director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget., holds a challenge coin.

Thousands of federal employees to be asked about benefits this coming fall

In today’s Federal Newscast, 50,000 federal employees will get a chance to sound off about their benefits this fall in the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Benefits survey.

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