Operations Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Ezekiel, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), identifies air contacts in the combat information center (CIC) on March 21, 2016. Monterey is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group in preparation for a future deployment. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated with additional details from the unfunded priorities list.
If the Navy could ask for more funds in Fiscal Year 2024, it would prioritize infrastructure to target potential adversaries for its Project Overmatch initiative, USNI News has learned. Read More
Shipbuilder welding on the bow section of a future San Antonio-class amphibious warship at Ingalls Shipbuilding on Aug. 4, 2022. USNI News Photo
For the second year in a row, the Marine Corps is asking Congress for an amphibious warship the Navy doesn’t plan to buy. Read More
Recruit Training Command’s Pass-In-Review Feb. 24, 2023. More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON – As part of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget request, the Navy is placing a focus on recruitment, retention and quality of life issues as it seeks to add 5,000 sailors to the ranks next year. Read More
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019. The congressman learned about several aspects of the 56th Fighter Wing F-35 pilot training and how the wing works to enhance lethality and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased bipartisanship support for foreign policy on Capitol Hill, reemphasized the value of alliances and partnerships and will certainly boost the upcoming Pentagon spending request, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday. Read More
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivers the keynote address during the 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 4, 2021. DoD Photo
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is warning Congress that an extended stopgap bill to keep the government funded would have “enormous” effects on the Pentagon. Read More
The following is the Nov. 12, 2021, Congressional Research Service report, The Department of Defense (DOD) Budget: An Orientation. Read More
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) partially blamed a broken military funding system for readiness lapses across the Department of Defense that has resulted in the death of 80 service members in training accidents. Read More
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Dec. 12, 2016. US Navy Photo
The Navy might have to cancel 14 or more ship maintenance availabilities, shut down half its air wings and cancel deployments if lawmakers cannot pass a Fiscal Year 2017 defense spending bill next month. Read More
The following is a white paper that was issued on Jan. 16 from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on defense spending recommendations for fiscal years 2018 to 2022. Read More
The expected shift in Pentagon weapon spending after Fiscal Year 2021 presents a opportunity for the next administration “to make sure those programs are in alignment with their strategy,” a senior defense-budget analyst Wednesday said. Read More