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  • Senate to Take Up Two-Year Budget Measure After House Republicans Show Opposition

    Senate to Take Up Two-Year Budget Measure After House Republicans Show Opposition

    The GOP-led Senate is expected to take up the two-year comprehensive budget deal this week that includes $738 billion in fiscal 2020 defense spending even as significant numbers of House Republicans voted against the bill Thursday as too costly and lacking sufficient military funding. The $2.7 trillion measure, which easily passed the House 284-149 Thursday,

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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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