(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Passing 2025 defense spending bill will be ‘particularly difficult’

“This year does feel particularly difficult. And election years can play either way. I think it is going to be rough,” said Jeanine Womble.

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Photo: Eric R. DietrichUnited States Air Force Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass is installed as the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. She takes over the position from retired CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright. (Photo: Eric R. Dietrich)

DoD needs comprehensive approach to child care

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GettyImages/Toshe_OHouse Modernization Committee

Huge end-of-the-year deadlines looming in Congress

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Future budget resolution made tougher by present ‘laddered CR’

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AP/Jenny KaneFILE - The inside of a computer is seen on Feb 23, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars from the federal government. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

How exporting weapons becomes risky for contractors who make the exports

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Is spending on American defense too much or perhaps not enough on the right things

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Sexual Assault Military

DoD never wanted a chief management officer according to new report

Without a chief management officer, the Pentagon’s efforts for future business management should include enough authority and resources to succeed.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkFAR, Federal Acquisition Regulation,Contracting

How to keep new policy from making procurement less efficient

Frontline contracting officers contend with a lot of policy. One thing about policy, it’s always changing. And that can get in the way of basic efficiency…

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Coast Guard

Congress demands answers after explosive Coast Guard sexual assault report

A report on sexual assault and harassment at the Coast Guard Academy stayed under wraps for years; Congress wants to know why.

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