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Army constitutes more than 70 percent of DOD's FY-19 request for EDI

Courtney McBride | Feb. 21, 2018

The Trump administration aims to drastically increase the funding in fiscal year 2019 for the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to counter Russian adventurism on the continent, with Army equipment and activities comprising $4.6 billion of a total $6.5 billion request.

DOD doubles planned Conventional Prompt Strike funding, hands Navy program in FY-20

Jason Sherman | Feb. 21, 2018

The Defense Department is ratcheting up planned funding for the Conventional Prompt Strike program and plans to hand responsibility for the project -- the U.S. military's marquee effort to develop an intermediate-range, non-nuclear hypersonic weapon -- to the Navy beginning in fiscal year 2020.
RELATED: DOD wants more than $400M in FY-19 for air-launched, hypersonic-strike tech development

Pentagon developing proposal to reform security clearance process

Justin Doubleday | Feb. 21, 2018

The Pentagon will soon deliver a proposal to the director of national intelligence to reform the security clearance process by relying more on the use of "continuous evaluation" technologies and automated record checks rather than periodic background investigations.

Enzi seeks cost and schedule details on Pentagon's $2 trillion audit

Tony Bertuca | Feb. 21, 2018

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) wants Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to provide him with detailed cost and time line information on the Defense Department's ongoing $2 trillion audit, according to a recent letter the lawmaker sent to the Pentagon.

Horlander offers estimate of FY-18 topline increase, notes Congress has final word

Courtney McBride | Feb. 21, 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provides for topline increases for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2018 and FY-19, but the Army's share of that funding growth has not yet been finalized, according to a senior service official.

The Strategic Capabilities Office is seeking nearly $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2019 -- an increase of more than 20 percent over FY-18 -- to develop new and surprising ways of using existing technology to bolster conventional deterrence against China and Russia.

Air Force officials say the service is still targeting an annual F-35 production rate of 60 aircraft, but in the near term, the focus is on maintaining a "manageable ramp" in order to avoid undue strain on its production and logistics infrastructure.

The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks $182.1 billion for the Army -- $148.4 billion in the base budget and $33.7 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

Army constitutes more than 70 percent of DOD's FY-19 request for EDI

The Trump administration aims to drastically increase the funding in fiscal year 2019 for the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to counter Russian adventurism on the continent, with Army equipment and activities comprising $4.6 billion of a total $6.5 billion request.

Huntington Ingalls makes leadership changes

Huntington Ingalls said today Michael Smith, executive vice president for strategy and development, is moving to the company's technical solutions division to oversee the SN3 business, effective immediately.

Key Pentagon nominees clear Senate

The Senate last night confirmed several high-level Pentagon nominees, including one official intended to be the Defense Department's new No. 3 and one who will perform the role of chief innovation officer.

Pentagon developing proposal to reform security clearance process

The Pentagon will soon deliver a proposal to the director of national intelligence to reform the security clearance process by relying more on the use of "continuous evaluation" technologies and automated record checks rather than periodic background investigations.