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Panetta to Congress: Don't mess with my budget

Hours after a key House committee voted to give the Pentagon more money than it asked for in next year's budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said thanks, but no thanks. Panetta warned passing a $3 billion increase would set a showdown with the Senate and force sequestration to happen.

Tags: Congress , Buck McKeon , Leon Panetta , sequestration , DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Dunford , budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , sexual assault , Military justice , Leon Panetta , Bruce Braley , Mary Kay Hertog , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT
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House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Buck McKeon , Military Officers Association of America , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Lawmakers model latest cyber bill after DoD information sharing pilot

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) introduced legislation to make sharing of classified cyber threat information easier between the government and the private sector. The bill builds on DoD's Defense Industrial Base pilot to share data about vulnerabilities. DoD plans to expand the DIB pilot to more than 200 companies in the coming year.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , House Intelligence Committee , Teri Takai , Keith Alexander , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , information sharing , defense industrial base , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:09am EDT
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DoD finalizing rules of engagement for cyber attacks

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told lawmakers DoD would complete an updated version of rules of engagement for cyberspace in the next month or two. Some congressmen believe the Pentagon needs broader authorities to protect the nation from cyber attacks.

Tags: technology , Keith Alexander , Rob Andrews , Mike Conway , Madelyn Creedon , DoD , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , cyber attack , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:40am EDT
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House Armed Services chair says he will reverse DoD cuts

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that his committee's 2013 DoD authorization bill will undo Defense spending cuts the Pentagon has already proposed.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , sequestration , Budget Control Act , TRICARE , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT

Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , BRAC , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , James Inhofe , Mac Thornberry , Martin Dempsey , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Tags: House , DoD , industry , acquisition , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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Committee chair promises to spike new BRAC requests

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says he'll kill any request coming from the Pentagon for a new round of base closures.

Tags: Buck McKeon , Martin Dempsey , DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , House , Congress , BRAC

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:56am EST

Congress amps up Federal Acquisition Institute's horsepower

As part of the Defense Authorization bill, lawmakers approve the FAI Improvement Act. The provision reaffirms the organization's role to oversee and train the civilian acquisition workforce. It also gives OFPP more oversight over the funding and development of procurement education.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , Dan Gordon , Susan Collins , Gerry Connolly , Congress , Federal Acquisition Institute Improvement Act , Federal Acquisition Institute , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , training , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:01am EST
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