• National Emergency Means Lots of Questions for Military Spending

    National Emergency Means Lots of Questions for Military Spending0

    The Pentagon is now responsible for diverting defense budget funds to build a southern border wall, if President Trump’s national emergency declaration issued Friday stands. Here’s what you may have missed over the holiday weekend: As of Saturday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had not yet determined if the wall is “militarily necessary” and from

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  • New Navy IT Position to Shake Up Assistant Secretaries

    New Navy IT Position to Shake Up Assistant Secretaries0

    Navy leaders are moving forward with plans to create a Senate-confirmed assistant secretary position to oversee information services. To allow for the position, the service would elimination the position of assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment. “It’s probably as big as the three other key assets we manage as a department, those being people,

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  • Army Promises to Fix Private Housing Problems

    Army Promises to Fix Private Housing Problems0

    Army leaders are outlining ways to improve privatized housing standards after damning congressional testimony and a barrage of negative news stories from Reuters and others, and a Military Family Advisory Network survey showing the majority of military families have had bad housing experiences. “Our instinct is this is bigger even than what’s been reported,” Army Chief

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  • Inhofe ‘Clarifies,’ Would Support Shananan as Secretary

    Inhofe ‘Clarifies,’ Would Support Shananan as Secretary0

    Senate Armed Services Chari Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told reporters over the weekend he was speaking “in jest” when he said last week that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan lacked the humility to serve as secretary and has diminished credibility in his acting role, according to Defense News. The two met Saturday in Munich for the

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  • Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Sal Nodjomian

    Innovation Insight: 3 Questions for Sal Nodjomian0

    Sal Nodjomian is executive vice president of Matrix Design Group. On Base: How will innovations change the way installations and communities work together? Nodjomian: Innovation between installations and communities means increased inter-dependency by coalescing intellectual, virtual, and physical resources through partnerships and agreements. Old paradigms are shifting. Empowered installation commanders and increasingly educated community leaders

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  • Reports: Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare Emergency

    Reports: Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare Emergency0

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise spending bill that rushed through Congress Thursday to ensure the government stays open past Friday night, according to news reports citing White House officials. He is also expected to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The President is scheduled to address border security at

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