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The Pentagon released a long-awaited list Monday showing which military construction projects are eligible for delay to fund a border wall. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget had said as recently as Sunday that there was no list of projects to be cut,READ MORE
The White House released line-by-line details of its budget proposal Monday. House Democrats are planning for a $733 billion defense budget, according to remarks from Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Calif.), as reported by the Federal News Network. The President has requested $750 billion. An Air Force infrastructure strategy released Monday shows how theREAD MORE
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is pushing a plan to fully or partially privatize the lodging facilities used for official travel and by some service members during permanent change of station, Military Times reported, quoting from an internal memo. One DOD source raised questions about timing – with the services scrambling to fix problems with privatizedREAD MORE
The Air Force is expanding its “pitch days,” a new acquisition approach that allows some contracts to be awarded within minutes. The Air Force hosted its first “Shark Tank” -style event in New York earlier this month and will authorize them across the country, according to National Defense. “I’m a big believer in creating toolsREAD MORE
It may be days before leaders at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., can assess the damage caused by the weekend flooding of the Missouri River. About a third of the base was underwater, according to the Omaha World-Herald…. Military leaders joined the South Georgia community to honor Parker Greene, a longtime Moody Air Force BaseREAD MORE
There is no official list of military construction projects that will be put on hold to build a southern border wall, as demanded in President Trump’s national emergency, according to Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who is also running the Office of Management and Budget. President Trump vetoed a resolution Friday thatREAD MORE
Lawmakers are still trying to work out a compromise to raise spending caps that could hamper the appropriations process but have a back-up plan, CQ reported. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) confirmed that appropriators may base the fiscal year 2020 budget on current spending levels. “We might not have any choice,” Shelby said,READ MORE
The Pentagon has been pushing the White House and Congress to ease clean water standards, according to the Military Times, citing a New York Times report. DOD faces costs of more than $2 billion to clean up PFAS-contaminated water on or around 126 installations. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said DOD wants to raise the amountREAD MORE