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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.

July 14, 2016

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.

April 27, 2016

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.

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