February 1, 2023

More Top Pentagon Officials Resign

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Mike Griffin, who became the DoD’s first undersecretary of research and engineering in early 2018, and his deputy Lisa Porter have resigned. Of 60 Pentagon positions requiring Senate confirmation, only 43 are currently occupied.

Longer Military Obligations Considered for Academies

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Senators are looking to extend the eight-year service obligation for graduates of US service academies, noting a 20 percent cost hike per graduate since the obligations were last adjusted in 1996.

Military Housing, Day Care, Malpractice Back Before Congress

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Military housing conditions, the inability to sue DoD for medical malpractice, and the lack of child care facilities all came under fire during congressional inquiries.