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James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Additional Defense Funds for Fiscal 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs this fiscal year, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday that the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort …

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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lawmakers who attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday discussed the Defense Business Board study, which claimed that …

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DoD IG: Navy Lacks IT Strategy to Oversee Financial Mgmt Systems

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has reported that the U.S. Navy does not have an information technology strategy to oversee its financial management systems. DoD IG said Thursday auditors found that Navy personnel use financial management tools that do not meet standards for the preparation of auditable financial statements. The Navy and the Defense Finance and …

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Trump to Nominate Kearney & Co. Partner David Norquist as DoD Comptroller

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate David Norquist, a partner at Alexandria, Virginia-based certified public accounting firm Kearney and Co., as defense undersecretary, comptroller. Trump revealed his plans to name Norquist and five other individuals to several positions at the Defense Department in a news release published Thursday. …

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Trump to Nominate Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Patrick Shanahan, Boeing senior vice president of supply chain and operations, as deputy secretary of defense. Trump announced plans to nominate Shanahan and five other individuals to various Defense Department posts in a White House press release published Thursday. Shanahan currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations …

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