15 hrs ago
Chairman of Joint Chiefs urges passage of 2014 Defense Act
A letter from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, to congressional leaders urged House and Senate leaders to pass the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act before the end of the year or face putting "the entire Bill at risk."
19 hrs ago
Budget deal to ease spending cuts gets Republican backing
Congressional negotiators selling a budget accord won Republican endorsements for the plan to ease automatic U.S. spending cuts for two years, remove the risk of a government shutdown and cut the deficit by $23 billion.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Air Force Times
Defense bill strengthens rape, sex assault protections
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a Nov. 19 news conference supporting passage of the Military Justice Improvement Act in Washington.
GOP Defense Bill Squabble Leaves Measure in McConnell's Hands
Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Rand Paul are objecting to a bipartisan deal that would fast-track the defense authorization bill, setting up a split GOP caucus and leaving Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a difficult choice to make.
Air Force Times
Retirees pushed off Tricare Prime may be allowed back in
More than 171,000 military retirees and family members booted from Tricare Prime on Oct. 1 when the Defense Department cut coverage areas for its managed health program could get their old health plans back under the compromise 2014 defense bill under consideration in the House and Senate.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Budget deal may cut military pensions, unemployment benefit
The budget deadline of Dec. 13 is fast approaching with the threat of avoiding another government shutdown waning in the balance.
U.S. lawmakers hope for vote on compromise defense bill this year
Leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services committees agreed on a slimmed-down defense authorization bill and want a final vote on the measure before Congress leaves for the year, committee leaders said on Monday.
NDAA update coming today - Hagel meets with Pakistan's prime minister ...
WE SHOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THE FATE OF THE DEFENSE BILL LATER TODAY: According to an alert released Friday by the office of Majority Whip Dick Durbin , the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee are scheduled to provide an update this afternoon on paths forward.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Budget negotiators look at military pensions
That's an important question facing House-Senate negotiators as they try to close out a deal this week to avoid another round of sequestration in January and restore some certainty to the appropriations process for the remainder of this Congress.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
GOP leader opposes gay Republican candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes who's pursuing a powerful committee chairmanship, is pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for Mass.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Defence Industry Daily
3D Printing? How about 3D Forecasting.
Booz & Co's strategy + business magazine has " A Skeptic's Guide to 3D Printing ", which applies the time-tested forecasting approach Wright developed at the Curtiss Aeroplane Company.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Rep. McKeon: Defense Bill Will Get Done This Year
It's been more than 50 years since U.S. lawmakers last failed to complete work on the annual defense authorization bill.
Police Threaten Children Singing Outside House Republican Leaders' Offices With Arrest
More than 40 youths with the immigration advocacy group Fair Immigration Reform Movement have been busy chasing down Congressional members in Washington, D.C. this week, but very few House members have been willing to meet with them .
The Montgomery Advertiser
Vice chairman of Armed Services Committee to tour Maxwell Air Force Base on Monday
A high-ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee will be in Montgomery on Monday to tour Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Republicans tussle over gay candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party's gay congressional candidates.
Center for American Progress
Not at All Conservative
For more than a month, the House Republican Conference has largely been able to paper over the deep and fractious divide it faces over sequestration and the caps that will govern appropriated spending during the current fiscal year.
Victorville Daily Press
This 'n that
We've been hearing for a couple of months now that Buck McKeon, who has represented California's 25th Congressional District, was pondering retirement this year.
New DOD interim deputy secretary
The Pentagon's new acting deputy secretary is a lesser-known but long-serving defense analyst with a record that goes back to "Top Gun" and beyond.