Sen. John McCain

John McCain: Cyber, Cost-Plus Contracts, Sequestration on Agenda for SASC Chairmanship

Sen. John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has highlighted cybersecurity, cost-plus contracts and the sequestration as top focus areas as he prepares to take the chairmanship of ...
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DoD, Council of Governors Discuss Sequestration, Fiscal Initiatives, Apache Plans

The Defense Department and the Council of Governors discussed sequestration, fiscal initiatives and military consolidation plans at a conference call of representatives this week. Pentagon ...
Mike Petters

Mike Petters: Gov’t Should Give Industry ‘Clear Signals’ on Future Budget Plans

Mike Petters Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters said that industry needs “clear signals” from the government to determine the focus of new investments as contractors ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno to Ask Congress for Budget Relief

Gen. Ray Odierno Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, plans to discuss current world events with Congress and ask legislators for budget relief as the Army responds to global ...
Budget

Report: Joint Chiefs of Staff Seek $60B Increase for FY 2016 Defense Budget

Leaders of U.S. military branches are pushing for a fiscal 2016 Pentagon base budget that is $60 billion higher than the projected $535 billion defense spending cap in 2016, Defense ...
James-Winnefeld-Jr.

Adm. James Winnefeld: Defense Budget Challenges Upend US’ National Security Strategy

Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Saturday the uncertainty caused by sequestration has put national security out of balance, the Army News ...
A-10

Report: John McCain-Led Group to Back A-10 Fleet Retention

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), potential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is leading a group of lawmakers that have pledged their support for the A-10 Warthog aircraft ...
Robert Work

Robert Work: DoD Needs Budget Certainty to Ensure Readiness, Tech Dominance

Robert Work Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has called for an end to what he says is budget uncertainty across defense programs as the U.S. faces global combat and technological ...
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Report: White House Eyes Constructive Talks with GOP-led Congress

Defense analysts believe the recent elections could open a window of opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to cooperate on fiscal initiatives, Breaking Defense ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Expects No Major Changes in Defense Spending with New Congress

Frank Kendall Pentagon acquisitions chief Frank Kendall said work inside the Defense Department will go on regardless of the coming political climate in a Republican-led Congress, Defense ...