Tag Archives: Jack Reed

Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

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The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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Senate Armed Services Committee to Expedite David Norquist Nomination Hearing

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Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., have announced the Senate Armed Services Committee's intention to conduct an early nomination hearing for David Norquist, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient and President Trump's pick for deputy secretary of defense. SASC said Thursday that it will host the nomination hearing on Wednesday, July 24 to provide advice and consent.

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Patrick Shanahan Hints at Possible NRO Integration Into Space Force

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Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon could integrate the National Reconnaissance Office into the Space Force into the future, Defense News reported Thursday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), SASC ranking member, asked about the Department of Defense’s reason for not putting NRO under the new service branch and Shanahan said DoD didn’t want to delay the formation of the new force.

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Senate Advances $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

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The Senate has voted 84-9 to forgo debate on proposed amendments to a spending bill that would authorize $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal 2018, Washington Examiner reported Thursday. The report said the upper chamber aims to hold a final vote Monday on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that includes …

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Lucian Niemeyer: DoD Supports Draft Senate Bill to Authorize New BRAC Round

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Lucian Niemeyer, newly appointed assistant defense secretary for installations, has said the Defense Department backs a Senate bill that would push for a new round of base realignment and closures, Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), SASC ranking member, …

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