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David Norquist: DoD-Wide Audit Results Could Come in Fall

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist has said the ongoing Defense Department-wide audit is part of National Defense Strategy implementation efforts and that he expects the results to be available by fall, DoD News reported Thursday. He told WGAN radio station in an interview the review will cover the Pentagon’s personnel, equipment and property investments. …

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Lawmakers Back NDAA Proposal to Upgrade Boeing’s Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile

The House and the Senate have backed a proposal to upgrade Boeing’s Harpoon anti-ship missile to a Block II+ configuration for approximately $26.8 million, according to a conference report on the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which is now awaiting passage in the Senate as well as President Donald Trump’s approval, Defense News reported.

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House OKs $716B ‘Compromise’ Defense Budget for FY 2019

The House on Thursday voted 359-54 to pass the negotiated deal on a defense spending bill that would authorize $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Thursday. The compromise fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act would support the addition …

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Congress Wants DoD to Prioritize Machine Learning, AI Tech Programs

A fiscal 2019 defense budget deal unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Monday calls for the Defense Department to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning programs, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. Lawmakers wants the Pentagon to form a commission that would examine the potential applications of AI technology for national security and defense efforts. …

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Navy Asks Lawmakers for $64M Budget for Readiness, Safety Reforms

The U.S. Navy has asked Congress to add $64 million to its 2018 fiscal year budget to commence action on a series of reforms after deadly collisions involving two warships last year, USNI News reported Monday. Seventeen sailors perished from two separate collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS …

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