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Budget analysts bearish on defense spending -- 'It's not Christmas in July'

Tony Bertuca | Jan. 23, 2017
A panel of budget analysts agreed Monday that many factors are conspiring to halt a significant increase in defense spending, chiefly the 2011 Budget Control Act, which requires rare bipartisan action that will continue to prove elusive in the Trump administration.

Mattis hits 'ground running' at DOD; appoints senior staffers

Jordana Mishory | Jan. 23, 2017
Defense Secretary James Mattis has "hit the ground running" at the Pentagon, starting his first full day with an intelligence briefing and appointing his chief of staff and senior military assistant, Defense Department spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Monday.

CRS report outlines modernization challenges for Army ground vehicles

Courtney McBride | Jan. 23, 2017
The Army's continued reliance on systems first fielded in the 1980s and 1990s puts the service at risk of falling behind allies and potential adversaries, according to a new report prepared for lawmakers.

Army abandons planned cuts to officer corps in FY-17

Courtney McBride | Jan. 23, 2017
Following legislative action in late 2016, the Army has halted plans to reduce the number of officers this year.

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BAE appoints Terry Crimmins as head of electronic systems

Terry Crimmins has been appointed president of BAE Systems' Nashua, NH-based Electronic Systems sector, the company announced today.

Defense Budget Alert

Budget analysts bearish on defense spending -- 'It's not Christmas in July'

A panel of budget analysts agreed Monday that many factors are conspiring to halt a significant increase in defense spending, chiefly the 2011 Budget Control Act, which requires rare bipartisan action that will continue to prove elusive in the Trump administration.