The Defense Department's inspector general is conducting an audit of the U.S. Army's plans to build an integrated air and missile defense system, Defense News reported Friday.Read More »
Report: House Lawmakers Could Tie Defense Spending Bill to HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Package
House lawmakers are expected to combine the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure with appropriations bills for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to gain bipartisan support and pass the package before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.Read More »
Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant secretary for political-military affairs at the State Department, will join the Defense Department as director of international cooperation, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Her appointment comes as DoD aims to speed up its procurement and foreign military sales processes.Read More »
The House on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a proposal to start negotiations on the proposed $675B defense appropriations measure with the Senate, The Hill reported Tuesday. The Senate approved in August a package of appropriations bills that would authorize $854B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.Read More »
The Defense Department has received a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office directing military departments and the Defense Logistics Agency to follow a criteria for measuring the performance of utilities privatization contracts.
The GAO said in a report published Tuesday that military departments have failed to note the costs and reliability of utility commodities and modifications, as well as evaluate contractor performance during utility privatization efforts for military installations.