Tag Archives: John McCain

Is DoD Ready for Full Audit by 2017?

Is the Defense Department prepared for a full audit by 2017? When the Pentagon released the most recent iteration of its Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness status report, a bipartisan group of senators balked, Politico reports. “Based on the findings of today’s FIAR Plan, it appears unlikely that the Department …

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Gates, Napolitano, Holder React to Giffords Shooting

The Saturday shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), which killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, according to police, has spurred reactions across the federal government and Congress. USA Today reports political leaders across the spectrum and throughout the halls of government …

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Congress Passes Stripped-Down Defense Appropriations

The House and the Senate both passed stripped-down versions of defense appropriations yesterday, uncharacteristically unladen with controversial, often non-defense related provisions. According to Government Executive, Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that they worked to remove all language that concerned any member in a …

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Flournoy and Petraeus Explain U.S. Progress During Senate Hearing

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, head of Central Command Gen. David Petraeus and Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy declared a message of slow, but progressive, military success in Afghanistan, despite aggressive questioning from Senate members. Flournoy addressed the evidence of progress in the U.S. Afghan efforts. She said: …

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