Three senior Air Force generals urged lawmakers to pass a complete budget, warning that another continuing resolution would have consequences for the Air Force so dire that all training missions would be grounded for two months.
Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force on Thursday over $450,000 in alleged improper payments her private consulting firm collected from Energy Department laboratories, but their questions and Heather Wilson’s answers did little to shed little additional light on the matter.
The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat said Thursday that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the Defense Department to conduct a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC).
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) warns the Trump administration not to repeal the law against banned interrogation techniques.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday became the first senior political leader to sketch out a detailed vision for what Defense budgets might look like under a Republican-controlled government.
Congress’ two defense policy committees were set to meet Thursday to consider whether retired Gen. James Mattis should be the next secretary of Defense, something both houses of Congress will have to approve since his confirmation would require the suspension of a federal law that demands military officers be out of uniform for seven years before they become the military’s civilian boss.
The Defense Department’s top personnel official said Tuesday that the Pentagon used a flawed process when it decided to bar the nation’s largest for-profit college from military tuition assistance funds last year, and is drawing up new rules meant to be fairer to colleges while also ferreting out deceptive marketing processes.
Congress is doing away with Frank Kendall's position and is authorizing more troops for the services.
The military service chiefs say continuing resolutions are keeping them from planning ahead and costing them money.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday that he would block any effort by the Obama Administration to bifurcate the leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, saying the move would be premature and lacked any input from Congress.
Former DoD officials told the House Armed Services Committee that most of the Senate's reforms to the Pentagon are a good idea.
Congressional staffers addressed some of the President's concerns with the 2017 defense authorization bill.
The Air Force is down 4,000 maintainers and it won't see them in full force for quite some time.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter takes umbrage with two specific provisions in the 2017 defense authorization bills.