ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
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ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
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 defenseREAD MORE
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 requestREAD MORE
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited McAllen, Texas, Saturday and said he intends to accelerate border security planning while working to bolster the administration’s border activities without requiring endless DOD help, AP reported. During the brief visit Shanahan offered assurances that the Pentagon has no plans to end its military support early. “We’re not goingREAD MORE
This week the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee will begin finalizing its fiscal 2020 defense bill with a full markup session Wednesday morning. Here is a roundup of the important hearings taking place on Capitol Hill this week: House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee closed-door markup of fiscal 2020 bill, Weds., 10 a.m House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearingREAD MORE
The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon for more border support, including providing tents to handle a surge of migrants at the southern border, The Hill reported. A Pentagon official confirmed the new DHS request Friday evening, saying it was for single-occupancy units. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has not formally responded toREAD MORE
The Pentagon disputes Congressional Budget Office estimates of the long-term costs of the Trump Administration’s proposed space organizations, a DOD spokesman told Space News. “The CBO estimates are based on different assumptions than the DOD’s legislative proposal,” spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement. “The CBO did not consult with DOD or evaluate the DODREAD MORE
The White House plans to continue efforts to address military spouse unemployment and underemployment at a Tuesday summit of business leaders, Military.com reported. Second Lady Karen Pence made the announcement last week while speaking to military spouses. “I’m excited to pay a debt of gratitude to what I call our ‘home front heroes,’ to allREAD MORE
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved transferring $1.5 billion from Pentagon accounts Friday for barrier construction along the southern border, The Hill reported. “Today we reprogrammed $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 120 miles of border barrier without impacting readiness,” Shanahan said in a statement. “The funds were culled from a variety of sources,READ MORE