Tag Archives: House Armed Services Committee

House Subpanel Eyes F-35B, F/A-18, Stryker Additions to 2016 Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee plans to include additional F-35B and F/A-18E/F aircraft and upgraded Stryker armored vehicles in the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the House panel wants to add as much as six of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35B jets …

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Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski: US Must Act to Protect Space Assets

A draft of the 2016 defense authorization bill would add national space security to the U.S. Defense Department‘s Major Force Programs, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Colin Clark writes Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force deputy for acquisition, said DoD and the intelligence community plan to invest in programs …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Faces Base Realignment, Closures Amid Budget Cuts

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for installations, energy and environment, said in a congressional hearing last week that the service needs to implement base realignment and closures in 2017 to balance costs and readiness. J.D. Leipold reports Thursday on the Army website that Hammack told the House Armed Services Committee readiness …

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Edward Cardon: Army Moves Forward With Cyber Workforce, Tech Adoption Programs

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon has highlighted the continued growth of the service’s cyber mission force and cyber capabilities in his recent testimony to the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel. David Vergun reports Thursday on the Army website that Cardon, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, noted …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Continues Work on JRSS, Cyber, Cloud

Defense Department Acting CIO Terry Halvorsen outlined his information technology priorities for the department during a Feb. 25 hearing with the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen highlighted the implementation of the Joint Regional Security Stacks to boost network security in support of the Joint …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry Wants Restoration of Pre-Sequestration Budget Caps

Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has proposed to revive pre-sequestration budget caps of $566 billion for national defense and $50.9 billion for overseas operations in a move to address global threats, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, floated the recommendation to raise spending …

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DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the agency would be able to modify its 5000.02 acquisition instruction book …

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