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James Mattis: 3-Month CR to Delay Induction of 11 Navy Ships, Impact 18 Army New-Start Projects

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said a three-month continuing resolution would impact several construction and procurement programs that would affect U.S. military readiness if enacted for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Mattis wrote in a Friday letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) a short-term …

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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday. Norquist told Defense News in an interview that possible areas of focus include cybersecurity and munitions. He also cited the …

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James Mattis: Congress Should Eliminate Sequestration, Approve FY 2018 Defense Budget to Avoid CR

Defense Secretary James Mattis has asked Congress to put an end to sequestration and pass the proposed defense budget for fiscal year 2018 to prevent another continuing resolution that he said hampers military readiness, modernization and innovation, DoD News reported Monday. The Trump administration proposed to allocate a topline defense budget …

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John Roth: White House Seeks to Rebuild US Armed Forces via Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan

John Roth, a Defense Department budget official who performs comptroller duties, has said the White House’s defense budget proposal for fiscal 2018 intends to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, build on “near-term readiness” efforts in fiscal 2017 and balance future requirements and current operations, DoD News reported Tuesday. Roth told …

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