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  • SASC Schedules Gen. Hyten’s Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Hearing for Tuesday

    SASC Schedules Gen. Hyten’s Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Hearing for Tuesday

    The Senate Armed Services Committee announced Thursday it will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Air Force Gen. John Hyten to become the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In the announcement Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said the committee had contributed extensive consideration to Gen.

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  • Norquist Confirmation Vote to Further Pave Way for Filling Pentagon Vacancies

    Norquist Confirmation Vote to Further Pave Way for Filling Pentagon Vacancies

    Pentagon Comptroller and Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist appears to be on track for confirmation as DOD’s second-ranking civilian official even as the agency continues to face a number of top official vacancies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Norquist, who easily sailed through his Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week for the permanent

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    Fort Polk, La., is in the final phase of a $34 million geothermal installation and energy upgrade effort, a significant milestone backed by Corvias, according to a press release. The energy efficiency upgrade, part of the Military Privatization Initiative (MHPI), includes installing geothermal heat pumps and ENERGY STAR electric and water saving devices that will

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  • House Passes Two-Year Budget Measure; Senate Expected to Vote Next Week

    House Passes Two-Year Budget Measure; Senate Expected to Vote Next Week

    The Democrat-led House passed the recently negotiated comprehensive budget deal Thursday that would suspend the debt ceiling until mid-2021 and set new spending limits over the next two fiscal years, CQ reported. The legislation passed on a 284-149 vote, sending it to the GOP-led Senate which is anticipated to take up the measure next week

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