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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 will hurt military innovation, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Clevenger reports Alan Shaffer, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the subcommittee that half …

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Douglas Loverro: Pentagon Needs More Funds for Space Defense Programs

Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy, said last week the Defense Department is seeking an additional $5 billion to fund a national security space program in fiscal 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. He told the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee Wednesday that the request “is …

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Navy, Marine Officials: Sequestration Remains Biggest Threat to US Military’s Sea Services

Senior U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Wednesday that sequestration in fiscal 2016 would hamper the military branches’ ability to execute missions globally, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes the subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday from Sean Stackley, the Navy’s acquisition chief, Lt. …

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