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Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 Billion for Defense

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Story

Dunford: Now is the Time to Address Military Readiness Shortfalls

Military readiness must be bolstered, Defense Department leaders told the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. Story

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Trump Seeks $30B More for Defense Department in Fiscal 2017

President Donald J. Trump asked for another $30 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2017 to rebuild the military and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Story

Mattis Issues Budget Guidance, Says 2017 Submission Will Rise

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued budget directives yesterday aimed at addressing shortfalls in the department and building a more lethal joint force. Story

Budget Controls Must Be Lifted to Boost Readiness, Vice Chiefs Tell Congress

Military readiness will suffer if budget constraints are not repealed and are allowed to again take effect, the military’s vice chiefs of staff told members of the House Armed Services Committee. Story

Acquisitions Official: 'Very Unusual' Budget Environment Hinders New Product Development

The Defense Department does not have enough resources in its new-product pipeline, and if it doesn't address that issue, it will be a much less healthy organization five to ten years down the road, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said. Story

Dunford Discusses DoD Budget Request at Senate Hearing

Funding within the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget proposal will enable the joint force to plan for the future while confronting ongoing threats, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Story

Defense Superiority Relies on Investment, Research, Acquisition Chief Says

The Defense Department’s ability to maintain U.S. technological superiority for the 21st century depends on research and development investments requested in the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel. Story




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