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
DefenseAlert, May 22, 2015 -- The Pentagon and the National Nuclear Security Administration intend to update a nearly two-decades-old memorandum of agreement for the council tasked with coordinating the two agencies that maintain the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
DOCUMENT: GAO Report On The Nuclear Weapons Council
DefenseAlert, May 22, 2015 -- The F-35 joint program office is looking closely at Block 4 requirements, priorities and costs over the next few months as it works toward getting an approved capabilities development document from the Joint Requirements Oversight Council in December.
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 Navy, May 25, 2015 -- The Space and Naval Warfare Command is beginning to ramp up its work to implement U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's latest five-year strategic plan, rolled out earlier this month, according to SPAWAR's chief engineer.
DefenseAlert, May 21, 2015 -- The ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee plans to propose a different fiscal year 2016 budget than what the GOP has crafted, including a new spending blueprint for the Defense Department that rejects a nearly $90 billion overseas contingency operations fund being supported by House appropriators.