• Pentagon Promotes Under Secretary Donovan to Acting Air Force Chief

    Pentagon Promotes Under Secretary Donovan to Acting Air Force Chief0

    The Pentagon announced Wednesday that Air Force Under Secretary Matt Donovan will become the service’s acting secretary beginning June 1, a DOD press release said. Donovan, a former F-15 pilot who was confirmed as under secretary in August 2017, will replace current Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson who is stepping down to become president of

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  • House Defense Subcommittee Sends Funding Bill to Full Appropriations Panel

    House Defense Subcommittee Sends Funding Bill to Full Appropriations Panel0

    The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee advanced its $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 defense bill to the full Appropriations Committee Wednesday, CQ reported. The legislation, approved in a closed-door markup session, is now expected to be reviewed by the full appropriations panel next week. The Democrat-led committee will consider $622.1 billion for DOD’s base budget and $68.1

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  • House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds

    House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds0

    House Armed Services Committee Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would restrict the amount of military construction funds the Pentagon is allowed to transfer between DOD accounts, The Hill reported. The bill, proposed by Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and committee members Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Rep. John Garmendi (D-Calif.) is in response to DOD’s

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  • House Releases $690 Billion Draft Defense Bill; Restricts DOD Border Funding

    House Releases $690 Billion Draft Defense Bill; Restricts DOD Border Funding0

    The Democrat-led House Appropriations Defense subcommittee released a $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 draft spending bill Tuesday that would sharply restrict DOD’s ability to transfer funds within accounts, according to CQ. The draft bill allocates a 2% increase over fiscal 2019 defense spending with $622.1 billion for the DOD’s base budget and $68.1 billion for Pentagon

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  • Inhofe Endorses Norquist as Permanent Deputy Defense Secretary

    Inhofe Endorses Norquist as Permanent Deputy Defense Secretary0

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) endorsed Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist Tuesday to become the next permanent deputy defense secretary, according to CQ. “I’m very strongly in support of Norquist,” Inhofe told the outlet. “I’ve had a chance to talk to the president about Norquist,” he said. Norquist became acting deputy defense

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  • House Bill Appropriates 12 More Lockheed F-35s, Eight Boeing F-15Xs

    House Bill Appropriates 12 More Lockheed F-35s, Eight Boeing F-15Xs0

    The House Appropriations Defense subcommittee budget proposal released Tuesday allocates $8.7 billion for 12 additional purchases of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while also including the Pentagon’s request for new Boeing F-15X Eagle fighters, according to a Bloomberg Government report. The House bill funds 90 fifth-generation F-35s and eight fourth-generation F-15Xs. DOD’s fiscal 2020 budget request

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