The House Armed Services Committee is expected to release its first version of the 2018 Defense Authorization bill this week and in it many observers predict provisions to make it easier for the military to buy commercial items.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry won’t give details on what reforms he will propose, but says he thinks DoD might get more money than expected in 2017 defense appropriations.
For the third year in a row, members of the House and Senate are trying to undo an unpopular 2014 DoD policy change that drastically cut reimbursement rates for military members and civilians on long-term travel.
Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the organization’s vision for serving the healthcare needs of the warfighter. April 11, 2017
Navy and other Defense officials tried, but failed to persuade Congress to make the change as part of the 2017 Defense authorization bill that passed in December. But top Navy personnel officials are lobbying lawmakers to include the language in this year’s bill. It would allow military promotion boards to place officers “of particular merit” at the top of promotion lists, ahead of their peers.
The Trump administration needs to work around roadblocks, solidify its plans and use a pinch of skepticism to better the military.
This spring will see new acquisition reforms from the House Armed Services Committee along with hopes to pass appropriations bills.
Congress changed retention rules for future DoD layoffs, downgrading veterans preference and putting performance ratings in first place. Sounds good? It depends, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is pushing for funds left behind last year and for new reforms in the year to come.