Readiness

NavyPeter Stamatopoulos

New Navy approach to supply chain elevates data-driven decisions to C-suite

In the first of multiple waves yet to be implemented under a new reform plan, the Navy has saved or avoided more than $400 million in costs by taking a…

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Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via APAdm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard focuses on readiness, hiring for 2020 in shadow of shutdown

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DoD/Staff Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, U.S. Marine CorpsU.S. Army special operations forces walk to a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to conduct a high-altitude, low-opening jump with Philippine and Australian special operations forces May 7, 2014, during Balikatan 2014 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. Balikatan is an annual bilateral training exercise designed to increase interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military when responding to future natural disasters.

SOCOM ready for DoD’s shifting strategy, focused on personnel readiness

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Amid shutdown fears, Air Force expresses concerns over yet another CR

As Congress looks to avert a government shutdown, the Air Force is planning a top-to-bottom review of its programs to free up room in its operating budget.

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Joseph Dunford

DoD can’t compete with near-peer adversaries at a level ‘below war’

The Defense Department is making some changes to meet its readiness challenges, but it needs more support from Congress and civilian government.

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James Mattis

Mattis says CR hurts personnel, contracting and readiness

Defense Secretary James Mattis sent a letter to Congress outlining exactly what a three month continuing resolution does to the military.

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