March 7, 2018
Officials Discuss DoD’s Audit, Business Operations on Capitol Hill
The Defense Department’s ongoing audit and business operations reform are important components for improvement, DoD Comptroller David L. Norquist said during testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.
March 23, 2017
DoD Officials Discuss Countering WMD, Threats Posed By Synthetic Biology
Senior defense officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on DoD programs for countering traditional weapons of mass destruction and plans for countering a new threat posed by use of synthetic biology tools.
Nov. 17, 2016
Cooperation Between Intel, Defense Never Better, Work Tells Lawmakers
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the intelligence community’s support to the Defense Department has never been better.
Sept. 15, 2016
Service Chiefs: Budget Uncertainty, Funding Levels are Biggest Challenges
The military service chiefs unanimously named budget uncertainty and reduced funding levels leading to gaps in readiness as their most critical long-term budgetary challenges.
July 14, 2016
Carter Writes to Congress Outlining 2017 Budget Concerns
Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate armed services committees detailing concerns about the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
DoD Experts Tell Congress Nuclear Modernization Efforts ‘Crucial’
The assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities; and the commanders of U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Global Strike Command told Congress modernization and sustainment across the nuclear triad are essential to maintaining national and allied security.
April 27, 2016
U.S. Troops Should Not Be Sent Into Fair Fights, Dunford Says
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized during testimony on the defense budget request that the DoD must maintain a joint force that can overmatch any potential adversary.
Carter: DoD’s FY17 Budget Request Takes Long View
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the DoD's fiscal year 2017 budget request gives the department the means to change in “fundamental but carefully considered ways” in a new strategic era.
March 23, 2016
Pentagon Envoy Says Closing Guantanamo is National Security Issue
Paul M. Lewis and the State Department’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure, Lee Wolosky, told a House committee the reasons President Barack Obama plans to close the detainee camp.