DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday criticized Russia for conducting unannounced military exercises, contending that such a "snap" drill led to the annexation of Crimea last year.
DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- U.S. Cyber Command would receive limited acquisition authority on par with that of U.S. Special Operations Command if the Senate Armed Services Committee's recommendation survives final passage of the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.
DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- The chief executives of two of the largest defense contractors said Wednesday they have cut costs and are now seeking growth, particularly through international sales.
DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has set a large agenda for the next 18 months, including a "strategic review" of the Pentagon's major acquisition programs to guide "future budgetary decisions," according to a new defense policy bill headed to the full Senate this summer.
DOCUMENT: Senate Authorizers' FY-16 Defense Policy Bill, Report
DefenseAlert, May 20, 2015 -- The Navy envisions the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system as a bridge to its autonomous strike fighter, according to service Secretary Ray Mabus.
Inside the Pentagon, May 28, 2015 -- Expressing concern that the Pentagon's innovation efforts will not be implemented quickly enough or in an "appropriate" manner, Senate authorizers have proposed setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars for a new initiative to help the United States maintain its technological edge, with a special emphasis on directed-energy technologies.
DefenseAlert, May 22, 2015 -- Amid bruising budget battles on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Research Service reported recently that the Defense Department's spending plan for fiscal years 2016 through 2020 already accounts for three quarters of the savings mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act, noting that Congress would have to cut DOD by an average of 5 percent over the next six years to find the remaining savings required by law.
DOCUMENT: CRS Report