March 24, 2017

DoD Deputy Tells House Panel: BRAC Would Increase Savings

BRAC

DoD denies ignoring $125B in savings, but needs congressional help, including a new round of BRAC, to achieve cost reductions of that level.

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Ives Recounts Academy’s First Female Class

Ives

Life for the first female class at the US Naval Academy was not easy. Barbara Ives recounts her time there.

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US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

A White House spokesman said Monday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to Asia.

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Some DoD Top Jobs Still Not Filled

DoD Top Jobs

Some Department of Defense top jobs remain unfilled two months into President Donald Trump’s administration. Supporters of Defense Secretary James Mattis hope that a top Trump aide whom they see as a roadblock for nominees will soon move on to a new role.

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Navy Women Targeted in Expanding Nude Photo Scandals

navy women

As Marines come under increased criticism for denigrating women and posting nude photos of women without their consent, women from more than a dozen Navy commands were specifically targeted by online users seeking nude photos.

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Rebuilt Military Includes Coast Guard, Say House Members

A bipartisan group of House members protest White House plans to slash the Coast Guard budget by $1.3 billion arguing that the Coast Guard must be included in President Donald Trump’s plans to rebuild the military.

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Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

The budget cuts President Donald Trump plans to propose this week are expected to lead to layoffs among federal workers.

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Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

military budget

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

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Marines Chastised for Sharing Nude Photos, Speier Wants Firings

Marines

House Armed Services Committee member Jackie Speier calls for the firing of Marines who shared nude photos of female service members on social media.

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DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

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