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  • Budget

    July 2019

    JUST IN: Budget Impasse Puts 81 Army Programs at Risk

    If spending disputes on Capitol Hill lead to a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2020, the Army would need to halt 81 new start programs and 37 planned production increases, a top official said July 16.
  • Budget

    July 2019

    OTA Agreements Exploding in Popularity

    The Defense Department is ramping up spending on other transaction authority agreements, according to a recent report by big data analytics firm Govini.
  • Budget

    June 2019

    Future of Army Aviation Funding Remains Murky

    The Army has ambitious plans to acquire next-generation aircraft as it gears up for great power competition. But uncertainty about future vertical lift programs and other modernization efforts leaves an unclear picture of what lies ahead, analysts say.
  • Budget

    June 2019

    JUST IN: HASC Chairman Vows to Hold Defense Budget Topline at $733 Billion

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee reiterated his commitment to holding a $733 billion topline for the House's version of the 2020 defense authorization bill, which is $17 billion less than the $750 billion proposed in President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request.
  • Space

    June 2019

    Long-Term Space Program Spending Falls Short

    The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request calls for a major boost in military space program funding. But spending plans indicate that investments could dip in subsequent years, according to one expert.
  • Maritime Security

    May 2019

    Coast Guard Needs Congress for Budget Bailout

    President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request would slash funding for the Coast Guard, but there are indications that Congress might provide the sea service additional money for modernization and readiness.
  • Special Operations

    April 2019

    SOCOM Aiming for Big Boost in R&D Funding

    President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request would give U.S. Special Operations Command a major increase in research, development, test and evaluation funding, as it pursues new capabilities to take on advanced adversaries.
  • Air Force News

    April 2019

    Air Force Tests Remote Air Traffic Control Towers

    An Austria-based company’s remote virtual air traffic control tower product is beginning to attract customers in both the civilian and military aviation sectors.
  • Budget

    April 2019

    Repealing the Budget Control Act Long Overdue

    By Wesley Hallman
    Due to a publishing deadline, we didn’t have the opportunity to analyze what readers of National Defense will have already seen in the details of the administration’s budget proposal. We can say the proposed $750 billion topline number for defense is a good next step in the long process of regaining military readiness while investing in modernization and recapitalization.
  • Budget

    April 2019

    Budget Numbers Add Up to Possible Sequestration

    President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request is drawing fire from Democrats, raising doubts that any agreement on defense spending can be reached before the start of the next fiscal year.
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