Carter tangles with lawmakers over counter-ISIL strategy

Courtney McBride | December 1, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter sparred with members of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday over the Pentagon's plan to intensify the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Welsh: Developmental planning is key to strategic planning credibility

Courtney Albon | December 1, 2015
Behind the Air Force's push to reintroduce a more robust developmental planning process is a grasp for more credibility in its long-term strategic outlook, according to the service's top uniformed official.

Army seeking contractor support services for base-protection systems

Sebastian Sprenger | December 1, 2015
The Army has published a request for information seeking vendors to support its array of legacy systems for countering enemy rockets, artillery and mortars threatening forward bases.

Navy, USMC developing concept for littoral ops in a contested environment

Lee Hudson | December 1, 2015
The Navy and Marine Corps are developing a littoral operations in a contested environment concept and plan to discuss it at a naval board in early December, according to a service official.

Defense Business Alert

PSC teams with Technology Councils of North America

The Professional Services Council, an industry group, said today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Technology Councils of North America focused on "new business relationships, public-private partnerships, policy coordination and innovation in the government technology and services sector."

Defense Budget Alert

Pentagon plans 'significant' FY-17 budget boost to halt Russia

The Pentagon is planning a "significant" increase in fiscal year 2017 funding meant to deter Russian military activity in Eastern Europe, but expects to "slow down" some modernization programs, Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord said Monday.