Inside the Pentagon highlights

By Tony Bertuca / December 14, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon:

1. The head of U.S. Special Operations Command says the government is hindering partnerships with key allies and the defense industry by overclassifying information about cyber operations and capabilities.

Full story: SOCOM chief calls for more cyber info sharing with allies, industry

2. The Pentagon's acquisition chief has delegated decision authority on 73 of the 87 major defense acquisition programs to the military services, according to a detailed list provided to Inside Defense. 

Full story: DOD dramatically increases military's authority over acquisition programs

3. With Congress poised to pass tax reform legislation that could grow the federal deficit, some analysts and experts say they expect defense spending to face new constraints.

Full story: Tax legislation generates concern over potential defense spending squeeze