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Trump OKs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill that would authorize approximately $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 includes approximately $66 billion in funds for overseas contingency operations and a 2.4 percent pay increase for military …

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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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David Trachtenberg Confirmed as DoD Policy Deputy Undersecretary

The Senate voted 79-19 Tuesday to confirm David Trachtenberg, former president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, as the Defense Department‘s principal deputy undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Tuesday. He will also serve as undersecretary of defense for policy on an acting basis as DoD awaits a decision on former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood’s …

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Trump to Nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) as administrator of NASA, the White House announced Saturday. Robert Lightfoot, acting NASA administrator, said in a statement he is pleased with Bridenstine’s nomination and looks forward to facilitating a smooth transition. “I look forward to working with a new leadership team, and …

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