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The Insider | August 30, 2017

In new guidance on how the Defense Department answers inquiries from Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expects the department to improve its communication with Congress "at every level."

The Insider | August 29, 2017

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has issued a "mission, vision, and priorities" memo to service members.

The Insider | August 29, 2017

The Navy has given a New Orleans shipping company a $3 million contract to "float" the Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer damaged in a June 17 collision at sea, back to the United States for repairs.

Daily News | June 29, 2017

The Trump administration is asking Congress to approve the transfer of $500 million within the Navy's fiscal year 2018 budget to pay for a second Littoral Combat Ship, which was not included in the administration's original budget request delivered earlier this year.

The Insider | March 23, 2017

In today's digest, another Capitol Hill leader is expressing concern about the Trump administration's fiscal year 2018 budget, a top Pentagon official wants to further cut the cost of the F-35 and lawmakers are transferring money to a key Air Force effort.

The Insider | March 22, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford appear before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee this morning.

The Insider | September 2, 2016

Possible money troubles for a new Army engine, a radar upgrade for the venerable F-16, and a huge contract issued by the Marine Corps start off this pre-Labor Day INSIDER.

The Insider | September 1, 2016

The Pentagon's experimental office awards a contract, the Navy defends the Ford-class aircraft carrier, business news and more highlight this Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest.

Daily News | July 8, 2016

The Air Force is short 4,000 aircraft maintainers, with the problem growing worse every month, and that fact is the No. 1 reason the service is facing a significant fleet readiness shortfall, an Air Force official told House lawmakers earlier this week.

Daily News | June 13, 2016

The Army has halted work on a six-year-old environmental study that was considering the impact of adding nearly 83,000 acres to Ft. Benning, GA, citing a reduction in requirements.

The Insider | May 12, 2014

This Wednesday the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee will meet to consider the Defense Department's approach to research and innovation.

The Insider | May 6, 2014

In testimony this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that if Congress rejects a package of pay and compensation reforms proposed by the Obama administration, the Defense Department will have to spend more than $30 billion over the next five years to pay for the resulting shortfall, with that money coming from readiness and force structure.

The Insider | March 18, 2014

The Defense Department today announced that Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold will assume command of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL. Heithold is currently serving as the vice commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

Daily News | September 18, 2013

The military's service chiefs appeared before the House Armed Services Committee today to warn lawmakers that automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration would do irreparable harm to America's national defense.

Daily News | August 19, 2013

Cuts to the Navy's fiscal year 2013 budget driven by sequestration have created a $252 million "bow wave" of unfunded requirements the service will have to tackle in the next fiscal year.

Daily News | June 19, 2013

The Pentagon's top weapons tester told a Senate subcommittee this morning that without more money and time to complete F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development tests, the services might be unable to deliver airplanes with the full military capability needed for operational testing in 2018.

The Insider | June 12, 2013

The Defense Department is reaching out to the private sector and to any "experts and interested parties" in its pursuit of detecting counterfeit parts in the military supply chain.

The Insider | February 6, 2013

The Senate Armed Services Committee announced this morning that it will hold a hearing on the effects of sequestration and a yearlong continuing resolution on the Defense Department.

The Insider | November 13, 2012

During a briefing today on the Defense Department's newest acquisition reform plan, called Better Buying Power 2.0, the Pentagon's top acquisition official addressed the gloomy prospects of an additional $500 billion in cuts via the sequestration trigger.

The Insider | November 12, 2012

Last week the Defense Department issued an instruction that puts in place a policy to protect the department's warfighting mission capabilities from vulnerabilities in a system's design -- or sabotage or subversion.

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