The following is a statement from Department of Defense Spokesman George Little. The Pentagon released the statement after former Nebraska Senator Chick Hagel was confirmed by the Senate as the Secretary of Defense on Tuesday. Read More
Impending U.S. Navy budget cuts will create a “fundamentally different navy” that is less able to preform its missions, retired Adm. Gary Roughead, the former Chief of Naval Operations, told the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee on Tuesday. Read More
After a six-year low, Somalia-based piracy is likely to grow if international military budget reductions force a reduction in ships patrolling in and around the Gulf of Aden, an international piracy expert told USNI News in a Monday briefing. Read More
The majority of American voters say cutting national debt should come more at the expense of military spending not less from social programs, according to a poll from The Hill released on Monday. Read More
This Feb. 14 report from the Congressional Research Service details developments in the Arleigh Burke and Zumwalt destroyer classes as background information for Congress.
Navy Staff director Vice Admiral Rick Hunt’s letter to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert on the progress of the LCS council. Read More
In the event of sequestration, U.S. Navy civilians could face a loss 22 days of their income for Fiscal Year 2013, according to briefing slides from the service.
“Virtually all,” Navy civilians face a furlough if the automatic budget cuts go into effect beginning in late April for “virtually all employees,” according to the slides. Read More
A Feb. 19, 2013 brief from CNO Admiral Jonathan Greenert on the planned U.S. Navy civilians furloughs in the event of sequestration. Read More