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Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: John McCain , Senate , Congress , DoD , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST

Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits

The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , TRICARE , Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , John McCain , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 09:32am EDT

Lawmakers calling for more procurement oversight at White House Summit

Sen. Carl Levin will introduce a bill requiring defense contracts to be reexamined if its cost increase more than 25 percent over its initial estimate.

Tags: contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , John McCain , Janet Napolitano , DoD , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , White House Summit , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 02:15pm EST

House Armed Services sets up acquisition panel

The House Armed Services Committee today formed a panel to figure out how best to reform the Defense Department's acquisition programs and processes.

Tags: contracting , Ike Skelton , Jim McHugh , Jim Andrews , Mike Conaway , Clair McCaskill , John McCain , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DoD , acquisition reform

Friday - 03/06/2009, 04:48pm EST

Lawmakers commit to cybersecurity in letter

A group of influential lawmakers send the President a letter emphasizing the need to strengthen national cybersecurity, emphasizing their concerns and recommendations.

Tags: technology , Joesph Lieberman , Harry Reid , Jay Rockefeller , Dianne Feinstein , Patrick Leahy , John Kerry , Anna Eshoo , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , cybersecurity , cyberspace coordinator , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 05:23pm EDT

Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Britannia hails the Joint Strike Fighter program

Britain's Defense Minister, Liam Fox, has written a letter to Sen. Carl Levin expressing support for the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Tags: Federal Drive , JSF , F 135 , DoD Report , Rolls-Royce , General Electric , defense

Friday - 09/24/2010, 09:40am EDT

Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle

Sometime in the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to take up a bill designed to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote.

Tags: Congress , technology , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , John Pistole , TSA , Federal Managers Association , Tom Coburn , Howard Schmidt , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Senate committee kills second JSF engine

Military pay raise for 2011 will stay at 1.4% in Senate version of Defense Authorization Bill.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Joint Strike Fighter , Defense Authorization Bill , contracting , management , DoD

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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