The Navy tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that a change in funding could hurt its trajectory on readiness.
A new report estimates the space force might cost between $300 million and $550 million – less than initially predicted.
Continuing resolutions temporarily evade shutdowns, but they may also hurt the Department of Defense’s readiness long-term.
Congress is trying to avert a shutdown, but some are concerned a continuing resolution could trigger sequestration.
In most of the recent political death matches on Capitol Hill, defense spending was at the center of the fight. This time it’s immigration. Still, the threat of a shutdown and a lack of resolution over defense priorities has a lot of Washington nervous. Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin there’s more talk about holding out on passing another short-term continuing resolution until some of the key issues are resolved.
A fund in the House defense appropriations bill is raising a lot of questions about congressional jurisdiction and the possibility of sequestration.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
At the top of the 2018 budget proposal debate list is the ten percent increase in Defense spending. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what little is known about where those additional billions would go.
President Trump’s pick to head the Air Force is highly qualified, but some experts think her business connections are dubious.
Boeing and Lockheed have both responded to complaints by President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of signature airplane projects. But what does this say about how contracting much less Defense policy will operate under the Trump administration? For some answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analytics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.