The U.S. Coast Guard changed the name of its heavy icebreaker program to highlight its importance to national security, as funding for the first-in-class ship may be in jeopardy.
Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee told nominee to lead Southern Command they want to consider new command and control structures to oversee the U.S. fight against narcotics trafficking. Read More
CAPITOL HILL — A time of steady, predictable military funding could be at hand, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said on Tuesday. Read More
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has formally been named the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Inhofe’s former job as chairman of the readiness subcommittee will be filled by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Read More
This post has been updated to include an Aug. 22 statement by the Navy.
When the president signed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act last week, most of the contents of the 788 pages of legislation would take some time to go into effect.
The administration’s goal in streamlining the process for American defense contractors to grow their sales internationally and bringing in unmanned aerial systems is a race for global influence that goes well beyond the marketplace, government and industry association panelists agreed on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the July 9, 2018 Congressional Research Report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
LONDON — Plans to build five Type 31e frigates for the Royal Navy have been thrown into disarray after Britain’s defense chiefs decided to pause the procurement competition. Read More
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK – The Navy is asking Congress for a $64-million adjustment in its budget to begin work on a series of reforms to the surface force following the fatal collisions of two warships in 2017, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran confirmed to USNI News on Monday. Read More