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Ashton Carter Raises Concerns About Fiscal 2017 Defense Policy Bill

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent a letter to the leaders of House and Senate Armed Services Committees to outline his concerns about funding strategies and certain measures contained in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter is concerned about a 2017 National Defense Authorization …

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McCain, Thornberry Call for Review of DoD Reorganization Law

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Senate counterpart Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to hold congressional hearings to re-examine a 1986 law that established the U.S. military’s current command structure, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that Thornberry and McCain called for a review of the Goldwater-Nichols Act as Congress seeks to …

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Lawmakers Ask Industry Groups to Offer Defense Procurement Recommendations

Senate and House armed services committee leaders have enlisted nine trade groups to review the Pentagon’s weapons acquisition system and make recommendations to streamline the process, National Defense Magazine reported Sunday. Sandra Erwin writes that armed services committees from both chambers of Congress also asked those industry associations to specify …

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Lawmakers Fast-Track 2014 Defense Spending Bill; Carl Levin Comments

Senate and House lawmakers have expedited their consideration of a bill authorizing $607 billion in defense spending for fiscal 2014, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes a bicameral panel of Congress’ Armed Services Committee members sought to reach a compromise for the 2014 defense authorization bill on Monday and …

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Profile: Buck McKeon, House Armed Services Chairman

Rep. Buck McKeon has chaired the House Armed Services Committee since January 2011 after first becoming ranking member in 2009. The California Republican leads a committee responsible for overseeing the Defense Department and the U.S. armed forces, as well as parts of the Energy Department. As chairman, he has led …

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