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  • Budget

    February 2024

    Army Retreats on Another Helicopter Program

    In a Thursday evening news dump Feb. 8, the service announced it was killing the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program after investing $2.4 billion in the latest effort to develop a new scout helicopter.
  • Budget

    February 2024

    JUST IN: 2025 Air Force Budget in Peril if Congress Doesn’t Pass 2024 Appropriation

    The March 11 date for the Biden Administration to submit its fiscal year 2025 budget request to Congress is fast approaching, yet Congress has yet to pass a 2024 budget, and that could devastate the Air Force’s 2025 modernization plans, the service’s secretary said.
  • Budget

    January 2024

    The Guessing Game of Shipbuilding Costs

    The Surface Navy Association recently held its 36th annual symposium, and keynotes and panels focused on the need to “get more players on the field” — an odd turn of phrase for a Navy conference — by improving readiness, adopting new technologies, getting ships in and out of maintenance faster and of course building and launching new ships. However, it wasn’t until the last panel on the conference’s final day that anyone discussed the costs of carrying out the Navy’s current shipbuilding plan.
  • Air Force News

    January 2024

    JUST IN: Air Force Shifting from Platforms to Integration in 2025 Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Air Force — like the rest of the federal government — is waiting for Congress to pass a 2024 budget that will allow the service to advance new programs and projects, the Air Force is turning its attention to the 2025 budget and new priorities that will move beyond a focus on weapons and platforms to how those systems integrate to generate effects on the battlefield.
  • Budget

    December 2023

    Why Ukraine Assistance Is U.S. Assistance

    On Dec. 14, Congress gave the Defense Department a Christmas present — a 2024 defense bill. However, batteries were not included, as Congress had yet to pass a 2024 budget or the $106 billion supplemental funding package the White House put on its Christmas list months ago.
  • Budget

    December 2023

    Riding a Defense Budget ‘Bow Wave’

    If the Defense Department and industry deliver on modernization plans, a plethora of new aircraft, tanks, ships and other weapons currently under development will enter service at the end of this decade and the beginning of the next.
  • Industrial Base

    November 2023

    Tax Policies Must Line Up with National Security Objectives

    By Jennifer Stewart
    It is imperative Congress passes the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization and appropriations bills and enacts a four-year fix to Section 174 of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires companies to amortize research and development expenses. These legislative efforts will benefit all companies in the defense sector.
  • Budget

    November 2023

    Russia, China Boosting Defense Spending as Congress Dithers

    Despite Congress agreeing to $886 billion in 2024 defense spending as part of the debt-ceiling deal back in June, the two chambers failed to reconcile their defense bills before the end of the fiscal year, and Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown by kicking the can to Nov. 17 with a continuing resolution. In the meantime, Russia appears to be going all in on defense spending.
  • Budget

    October 2023

    Seeking the Goldilocks Formula for Defense Spending

    It’s a simple enough question: how much money for defense is enough? Experts weigh in.
  • Budget

    September 2023

    AFA NEWS: Air Force to Congress: Modernization, CCA at Risk Without 2024 Budget

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Air Force is using existing programs and authorities to the extent it can to advance initiatives like the collaborative combat aircraft, but unless Congress passes a 2024 National Defense Authorization Act and budget, there are limits to how much progress the Air Force can make on its modernization goals, the service’s secretary said.
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