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General briefs committee on F-22 safety fixes

A top Air Force General outlined steps taken to make sure jet pilots don't black out. Two whistleblower pilots recently said the F-22 oxygen delivery system was faulty, causing a condition known as hypoxia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , F-22 , Federal Drive , Air Force , Janet Wolfenbarger , Congress

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 09:52am EDT

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Tags: Congress , Senate , David Venlet , Janet Wolfenbarger , Walter Skiller , F-35 Lighting II , Francis Rose , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Senator's opposition kills BRAC request

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voiced her opposition Wednesday to the Defense Department's latest BRAC request, effectively killing the measure.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , Senate , Congress , BRAC , DoD , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:47am 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 , House Armed Services Committee , GAO , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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Gansler testifies on effects of DoD's $450B in cuts

Jack Gansler is director of the Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Tags: Jack Gansler , DoD , budget , In Depth

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:53pm EST
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Top GOP senators press Pentagon on specific cuts

Top Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spell out the "devastating effects" to the military if a special bipartisan panel fails to produce a deficit-cutting plan and nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts kick in.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Leon Panetta , Congress , Senate , budget , supercommittee ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:37pm EDT

Responding to North Korea

North Korea and Iran pose serious nuclear and missile proliferation concerns for the United States and other nations and will be major considerations in the U.S ballistic missile defense review, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "The risks and dangers from missile proliferation are growing problems," Lynn said. "The president has made clear that we will move forward with missile defenses. They're affordable, proven and responsive to the threat." Lynn joined other defense leaders in describing the ballistic missile threat and reviews of missile defense policy and planning under way to address current as well as long-term security challenges.

Tags: management , Pentagon , North Korea , Iran , United States , William J. Lynn III ,

Tuesday - 06/16/2009, 05:27pm EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , DoD , Senate , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , veterans unemployment , Patty Murray , Congress , DoD

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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