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Rep. Adam Schiff Eyes Support for Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary Via Waiver

Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) has said he would support the nomination of James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, as secretary of the Defense Department through a congressional waiver, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Anna Mulrine Grobe writes Congress would need to pass a waiver in order for Mattis, who has …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks to Increase Spending on Munitions, Strategic Capabilities Office

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Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Defense Department planners have started to develop a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that aims to increase funds for military weapons and prototyping efforts of DoD’s strategic capabilities office, Defense News reported Monday. Work told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump’s team would finalize the …

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GAO: Congress Should Not Fund 2017 LCS Acquisition

Littoral Combat Ship

The Government Accountability Office has recommended Congress to not fund the acquisition of two Littoral Combat Ships requested for 2017 due to what auditors identified as the vessel’s obsolete design and construction backlogs. A GAO report published Thursday says the Defense Department has not fully implemented prior recommendations regarding LCS and frigate acquisitions such …

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