Defense Budget

When Congress deliberates or passes the Defense Department budget, find appropriations for key technologies, DoD agencies, cyber and more here.

Biden pick for Pentagon acquisitions role vows to cut weapons system costs
The Pentagon is struggling to control costs associated with sustaining its weapons systems. For the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 jet, sustainment costs are on track to become so expensive that the Air Force will either have to cut its planned buy or flying hours, the the Government Accountability Office found.
John McCain — war hero, political giant — dies at 81
John McCain, the onetime Navy pilot and longtime lawmaker, was among the best known veterans in America, and has arguably been the most influential and consistent military advocate for the Republican Party over the last three decades.
7 items to watch in House NDAA markup
Here are seven items to keep an eye on that might affect major changes in procurement, organizational structure or programs during the HASC NDAA markup.
New Army acquisition chief takes on rapid buying
Defense News sat down with Bruce Jette, the new Army acquisition chief to talk about how he views recent acquisition reform, what still needs fixing and how his organization will interface with the Army's newest four-star command - the Army Futures Command.
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