Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at expanding acquisition reform efforts in the Department of Defense.Read More »
Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said he sees quantum applications as long-term pursuits in the Department of Defense, DoD News reported Thursday. DoD now focuses on what quantum computing and communication can do for the military in the short term, instead of going beyond what is available in resources, Griffin said to the House Armed Services Committee.Read More »
Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, who leads U.S. Northern Command, said the Arctic area has changed into an environment that requires modern technology to protect, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the House Armed Services Committee that Northcom is working with North American Aerospace Defense Command to address this issue via force modernization.Read More »
Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, have jointly initiated a task force that would assess the country's efforts to innovate against modern threats. The newly activated Future of Defense Task Force will work to perform this task and review the nation's defense assets, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.Read More »
The House Armed Services Committee voted to create a “Space Corps” to serve as a new military branch under the Department of the Air Force, Defense News reported Thursday. Space Corps will have a civilian secretary, its own acquisition procedures and a commandant to serve as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Read More »
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, said during a meeting that HASC has agreed to vote for the authorization of a Space-focused service branch that won't necessarily be named the Space Force, Space News reported Monday. He spoke with other HASC officials on the establishment of what may instead become a Space Corps under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.Read More »
Jeffery Green: Congressional Members Should Back Defense Industrial Base Through Bipartisan Cooperation
Jeffery Green, president of Washington, D.C.-based government relations firm J.A. Green & Co., has said lawmakers should advance bipartisan cooperation to support the defense industrial base. Green wrote in a Defense News commentary published Friday about the non-security benefits of the Defense Production Act of 1950 and other industrial base initiatives.