President Donald Trump announced his intention to make six nominations for key Pentagon offices, including the deputy secretary of defense and the director of the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) office. Read More
A former Marine aviator and investment banker is the top pick to be the next nominee for Secretary of the Navy, three defense officials familiar with the decision confirmed to USNI News today. Read More
This post has been updated to include a statement from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Philip Bilden.
Financier Philip Bilden has withdrawn himself from consideration to be the next Secretary of the Navy, he said in a Sunday statement. Read More
Shipyard and depot maintenance workers and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners have been exempted from the federal hiring freeze, according to a guidance memo signed Wednesday by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work. Read More
The following is a budget guidance memo signed Jan. 31, 2017, outlining priorities for a Fiscal Year 2017 budget amendment, the FY 2018 budget and the FY 2019-2023 Defense Program. Read More
President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the creation of a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, bringing in multiple federal departments and agencies with requirements that closely mirror how the Obama Administration had approached the problem. Read More
The federal government hiring freeze signed last week by President Donald Trump applies to all Navy shipyards and repair facilities despite an exemption for “national security or public safety responsibilities,” but the Defense Department may make some exemptions before the 90-day hiring freeze expires. Read More