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Aug. 13, 2018

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provides $700 billion to the Defense Department and paves the way for the most significant investment in the U.S. military and its warfighters in modern history, President Donald J. Trump said.

Aug. 9, 2018

Defense Audit Provides Improved Accounting for Spending, Inventories

The Defense Department audit that is underway will allow leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and Congress to find better ways to account for taxpayers’ dollars, DoD’s chief financial officer said.

Aug. 1, 2018

$717 Billion Budget Critical to Rebuilding, Restoring Readiness, Pentagon Officials Say

The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act passed through Congress at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials said in a statement marking the bill's passage.

May 24, 2018

Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years.

May 17, 2018

Air Force Budget Request Builds on Momentum, Addresses Great Power Competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, the Air Force secretary and chief of staff said.

May 10, 2018

Fiscal ’19 Budget Request Will Restore U.S. Military, Dunford Says

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff assured a Senate Appropriations Committee panel that the U.S. military retains a competitive advantage over any potential adversary.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

May 9, 2018

National Defense Strategy to Restore Competitive Edge, Mattis Tells Senate

In the 15 months since he assumed office, the Defense Department has made steady progress in a number of areas, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations committee panel on defense on Capitol Hill.

April 26, 2018

Surgeons General Testify on Medical Readiness at Senate Hearing

The services’ surgeons general testified on the needs and priorities of military health programs during a Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee hearing.

April 26, 2018

Mattis Highlights Efforts to Restore Military, Fight Tomorrow’s Wars

The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military’s competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told a Senate panel.

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