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Joseph Rixey

Joseph Rixey: DSCA Starts Reorg Effort Amid Pressure on Counterterrorism Fight

Joseph Rixey The Defense Security Cooperation Agency plans to reorganize its bureaucracy in order to keep pace with other arms-producing countries , Defense News reported Monday. Joe ...
James Clapper

Terrorism, Cyber Attacks Highlighted in James Clapper’s Testimony at Senate Committee Hearing

James Clapper James Clapper, director of national intelligence, provided the Senate Armed Services Committee with a brief account of global threats to the U.S. during an SASC hearing ...
FBI

FBI’s Michael Steinbach: Domestic, Int’l Collaboration to Help Efforts Against Domestic Terror

Michael Steinbach, assistant director of FBI‘s counterterrorism division, told a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that the bureau continues to monitor homegrown ...
U.S. Navy

Navy, Marine Officials: Sequestration Remains Biggest Threat to US Military’s Sea Services

Senior U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Wednesday that sequestration in fiscal 2016 would hamper the military branches’ ability ...
John McHugh

Army Sec. John McHugh: Majority in Congress Seeks to Address Sequestration in FY 2016

John McHugh U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has expressed optimism that Congress would prevent another round of sequestration in fiscal year 2016, National Defense magazine reported ...
Deborah Lee James

Air Force Sec. Deborah James Wants 2019 Deadline Extended for US-Made Rocket Engine

Deborah Lee James The U.S. Air Force is seeking extension of a congressionally approved 2019 deadline for the completion of an American-made rocket engine for use in national security ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Islamic State Threat Prompts Defense Spending Shift, Unmanned Aircraft Demand

Frank Kendall Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said potential threats emanating from the Islamic State group have fueled a change in defense spending priorities and an interest ...
Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter: Obama Administration to Review US Drawdown Plan in Afghanistan

Ashton Carter Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Obama administration is open to reviewing its plan to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by January 2017, Bloomberg ...
Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Funding Set to Expire Friday; Jeh Johnson Comments

Jeh Johnson Lawmakers are facing a tight schedule to pass a $40 billion funding for the Department of Homeland Security in order to prevent a partial agency shutdown, USA Today reported ...
Reaper

Report: Australia Sends Airmen to US for Armed Drone Training

Australian defense officials said last week that Royal Australian Air Force personnel has begun training in the U.S. to operate armed unmanned aircraft, Reuters reported Sunday. Matt ...