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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Investment Priorities

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said that his investment priorities for DARPA are aligned with President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Walker told the House Armed Services Committee that his first priority is to develop …

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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday …

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Rep. Niki Tsongas: DoD Pegs F-35 Modernization Costs at $16B Through 2024

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) has said the F-35 fighter aircraft modernization program could cost the Defense Department approximately $16 billion through 2024, Reuters reported Thursday. Tsongas cited DoD’s F-35 program data at a House Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing Wednesday and said the modernization cost estimate for the Lockheed Martin-built …

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Reps. Rob Wittman, Mike Gallagher: Navy Should Reorganize Fleet, Advance Strategic Comms

Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) have said the U.S. Navy should launch organizational changes and strategic communication efforts in an effort to address readiness issues, USNI News reported Wednesday. Wittman said Wednesday at the 2018 Surface Navy Association symposium that the service should introduce changes to fleet …

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David Norquist: DoD’s Inaugural Financial Audit to Cost $367M in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has said the first departmentwide financial statement audit is expected to cost approximately $367 million this year, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also anticipate spending about $551 million in 2018 fixing problems identified by the auditors,” he said Wednesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. …

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