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OPM, DHS, OMB officials back out of closed-door meeting with House committee

In a "last minute decision," representatives from OPM, DHS and OMB backed out of the classified briefing with the House Armed Services Committee that was scheduled for 10 a.m. yesterday morning, said the committee.

HASC dives into 2016 NDAA, approves a slew of oversight amendments

The House Armed Services Committee began its markup of the bill that will establish funding levels for all defense-related spending in the federal government, adding several amendments intended to oversight via additional reports to Congress.

HASC dives into 2016 NDAA, approves a slew of oversight amendments

The House Armed Services Committee began its markup of the bill that will establish funding levels for all defense-related spending in the federal government, adding several amendments intended to oversight via additional reports to Congress.

HASC unveils DoD procurement reform bill

The House Armed Services Committee released a highly anticipated bill that is meant to streamline the Defense Department's acquisition process and better train it's procurement officers. The legislation would focus on four areas of the acquisition process: workforce training, chain of command, streamlining reporting requirements and overall acquisition strategy.

HASC unveils DoD procurement reform bill

The House Armed Services Committee released a highly anticipated bill that is meant to streamline the Defense Department's acquisition process and better train it's procurement officers. The legislation would focus on four areas of the acquisition process: workforce training, chain of command, streamlining reporting requirements and overall acquisition strategy.

House and Senate committees agree on Defense authorization legislation

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have agreed on the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that would increase military pay by 1 percent, according to a Dec. 2 statement from the House panel.

House and Senate committees agree on Defense authorization legislation

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have agreed on the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that would increase military pay by 1 percent, according to a Dec. 2 statement from the House panel.

HASC subcommittee leader says DoD needs more broadly trained soldiers

The head of the House subcommittee on military readiness said the Defense Department needs train soldiers for a broader set of missions during tough fiscal times, at a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion last week. "People have extraordinary experience, but in a very narrow range of operation. I can guarantee you that the challenges they face in the future will not be exactly like what they have faced in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the question is how do you make sure you train to develop that capability?" said Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness at the event.

HASC subcommittee leader says DoD needs more broadly trained soldiers

The head of the House subcommittee on military readiness said the Defense Department needs train soldiers for a broader set of missions during tough fiscal times, at a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion last week. "People have extraordinary experience, but in a very narrow range of operation. I can guarantee you that the challenges they face in the future will not be exactly like what they have faced in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the question is how do you make sure you train to develop that capability?" said Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness at the event.

DoD overseas budget request decreases as war winds down

The Defense Department's decreased war budget request comes as a result of the war in Afghanistan winding down, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a House panel. The DoD requested $58.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funding for fiscal 2015--about $26.7 billion less than the fiscal 2014 enacted level. And it comes in at about $100 billion less than the OCO request from fiscal 2011.