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Ellen Lord: DoD to Audit Supply Chains of Defense, Aerospace Companies

The Defense Department will conduct an audit of the U.S. aerospace and defense sector’s supply chains after DoD released a White House-commissioned study of the defense industrial base, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said U.S. intelligence agencies will take part in the review to assess the local defense supply chains' readiness to support warfighters.

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Peter Cook: Budget Woes Put Military Readiness, Training at Risk

Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook has reiterated that budget uncertainty will endanger the U.S. military’s readiness and training programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Cook told reporters in Washington that the threat posed by sequestration to the readiness of the U.S. armed forces highlights the need to stabilize funding for defense operations, …

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John McHugh: Army Should Put Force Readiness as Top Priority

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh believes the service should put force readiness as its top priority amid current challenges in the budget and threat environments, Defense News reported Wednesday. Michelle Tan writes that McHugh indicated the Army is at a “ragged edge” and near its limits as it faces a potential downsizing while …

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Deborah Lee James: Budget Decisions an Air Force Leadership Challenge

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James noted that decision-making about the service’s resources is one of its biggest leadership challenges in the current budget environment, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Lillian Cunningham writes that James told the Post the budget uncertainty affects the availability, readiness and modernization of resources to meet mission requirements. “It …

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James Clapper: Budget Uncertainty Affects Intell Planning, Workforce

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he will prioritize efforts to shield intelligence agency employees from the impact of possible sequestration return in fiscal 2016, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Federal News Radio quoted Clapper as saying the intelligence community is “living from year to year in this …

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Navy, Marine Officials: Sequestration Remains Biggest Threat to US Military’s Sea Services

Senior U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Wednesday that sequestration in fiscal 2016 would hamper the military branches’ ability to execute missions globally, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes the subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday from Sean Stackley, the Navy’s acquisition chief, Lt. …

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