• Focus on Fourth Estate Reforms Is Not Going Away, Experts Say

    Focus on Fourth Estate Reforms Is Not Going Away, Experts Say0

    Washington, D.C. — An initiative to streamline DOD’s support agencies by cutting duplicative activities and reorganizing others led by House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) likely will take several years to complete, although it still is not clear what ultimately will be achieved through the effort, a panel of Washington-based experts said Wednesday at

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  • Senate Advances NDAA; Next Stop Will Be Conference Committee

    Senate Advances NDAA; Next Stop Will Be Conference Committee0

    Washington, D.C. — The Senate on Monday easily passed its fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill, 85-10, setting up negotiations with the House to reconcile their competing versions of the policy measure. The legislation would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary spending, including $69 billion for the overseas contingency operations account. One key difference between the two

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  • Administration Takes Exception to Defense Bill’s Attempt to Disband Support Agencies

    Administration Takes Exception to Defense Bill’s Attempt to Disband Support Agencies0

    The White House opposes several of the reforms in the House’s fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill intended to streamline Pentagon bureaucracy, including language that would eliminate the Washington Headquarters Services and reorganize the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Overall, the Statement of Administration Policy issued by the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday supports

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