Tag Archives: House Armed Services Committee

GovCon Expert McAleese: Gen. Mark Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Testify on Afghanistan Withdrawal

Jim McAleese

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report outlining key takeaways from hearings held by Senate and House Armed Services Committees on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and a three-time Wash100 winner, reported that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified that he recommended maintaining 2,500 to 3,500 U.S. advisory troops plus 5,000 NATO forces in Afghanistan. 

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PSC Comments on HASC-Passed NDAA With Section 3610 Authority; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has welcomed the move of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members for passing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision authorizing federal agencies to provide reimbursement to contractors to help them retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies.

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House Panel OKs Measure to Add Nearly $25B to President’s FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted 42-17 Wednesday to approve an amendment that would increase the topline of the defense budget for fiscal year 2022 to $778 billion. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., the House panel's ranking member, introduced the amendment, which reflects a $37 billion increase from the FY 2021 enacted level. 

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House Subcommittee Schedules FY 2022 NDAA Markup

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services’ cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee is set to meet Wednesday for the markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022. The subpanel's proposed NDAA would direct the secretary of the Department of Defense to launch a five-year pilot program to help advance the transition of DOD's science and technology initiatives into full-scale implementation.

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Joseph Nogueira on CAPE Office’s Analytical Efforts Related to DOD’s Tactical Aircraft

Joseph Nogueira

Joseph Nogueira, acting director of the office of cost assessment and program evaluation (CAPE) at the Department of Defense (DOD), told members of a House Armed Services Committee panel Tuesday that CAPE performed analytic efforts to evaluate the readiness and capability of DOD’s tactical aircraft in support of the budget request for fiscal year 2022.

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Gen. Mark Milley Testifies Before House Panel on FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget of $715 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to strike a balance between future modernization and readiness. Milley said investments in such technologies are aligned with the Pentagon’s joint warfighting concept. 

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Leonor Tomero: DOD to Review Missile Defense Approach

Leonor Tomero

Leonor Tomero, deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy, said the military will review its missile defense approach to address related, growing challenges. She told the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces that the Department of Defense (DOD) will assess its strategies, technologies and policies that compose how the military defends against missiles of China and other adversaries.

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Ronald Moultrie: Government Should Boost Investment in Defense-Intelligence Info Sharing

Ronald Moultrie

Three high-level executives from the Department of Defense (DOD) jointly testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) regarding the collaboration between defense and intelligence communities. Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, said the U.S. government must focus on improving how it facilitates defense-intelligence information sharing.

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John Hill Testifies Before House Panel on Need for Common Guidelines for Space Operations

John Hill

John Hill, who is performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for space policy at the Department of Defense, said having standard guidelines for operations in space comes with many benefits. "Among these are a safer, more sustainable, more stable and more predictable space operating environment for all space operators," Hill said Wednesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

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Rep. Adam Smith Highlights Need to Improve Defense Spending Management

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he wants to find new approaches on how the Department of Defense (DOD) can improve the way it spends its funding. “There are not enough incentives right now in the way we spend money at the Pentagon to save money and get the best value for what you’re doing. We need to change that,” Smith said.

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