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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the crew of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer display their mascot from the cockpit window over the Middle East Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jerreht Harris via AP)

When the armed services practice air combat, they have to hire their enemies

Over the past few years, the Pentagon has spent $8 billion on contractors to supply planes and pilots to play enemy. Now those contracts are under review.

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

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49th Public Affairs Detachment/Spc. Vincent LevelevParatroopers participate in a division run along Long Street during the All American Run on Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vincent Levelev)

Next year’s $770B defense authorization act includes a raise

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(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)

Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NDAA has big changes for personnel, even though some blockbuster provisions are changed

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While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

Army delays $22B augmented reality goggle program

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The Capitol is seen at dawn as a consequential week begins in Washington for President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to advance his $3.5 trillion

Bereavement leave for feds, a new ‘digital corps,’ and more highlights from House NDAA

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Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

Between the defense authorization bill, work on a potential infrastructure package and annual spending legislation, members of Congress are hoping to get…

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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

The additional money funds a variety of accounts, mostly ones that increase the capacity of the military by spending billions of dollars to procure more…

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Lawmakers tee up legislation to push DoD, prime contractors on supply chain vulnerabilities

New legislation could push the Defense Department and prime contractors to better understand supply chain vulnerabilities in the wake of COVID-19.

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