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James Mattis: Budget Key to National Defense Strategy Execution

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to authorize funds for the Defense Department to sustain military readiness efforts and carry out the National Defense Strategy in the field, DoD News reported Tuesday. Mattis, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told House Armed Services Committee members at a hearing Tuesday that the Budget …

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NDIA Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Defense Budget Caps

The National Defense Industrial Association has called on Congress to reach a deal that would raise or suspend defense budget caps. NDIA said Nov. 20 it commends the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would authorize $700 billion in defense spending, but Congress still needs to address …

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House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday. The compromise FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase …

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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: Base Budget Needs to Outpace Inflation to Maintain US Military Advantage

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department needs a continued base budget increase of at least 3 percent above inflation to maintain the U.S. military’s competitive advantage, DoD News reported Monday. Dunford told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the fiscal year 2018 budget request is essential …

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