Archive: Budget

Likely HASC Seapower Chair Expresses Concern Over Future Frigate Program

The Navy’s long-awaited future frigate program will be carefully scrutinized in the new House Armed Services Committee (HASC) seapower subcommittee, the likely new subcommittee chair said Jan. 16. Speaking at the annual Surface Navy Association conference in Arlington, Virginia, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), the former seapower ranking member, said the FFG(X) program’s numerous decision delays […]

Thornberry: $750 Billion ‘Reasonable’ for DoD FY ’20 Topline

The now ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has signalled his support for a $750 billion topline for the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, one of the highest estimates to emerge in recent reports. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), who chaired HASC from 2014 until the Democrats took back the House earlier […]

Aerospace Industry Urging Lawmakers to End Partial Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown affecting about a quarter of U.S. government agencies is over two weeks old, and industry advocates are beginning to sound the alarm on its potential effects for aerospace programs. The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued a statement Tuesday calling for Congress and Trump to reach “an immediate resolution and reopen the […]

House Dems Push Bill Containing CR for Homeland Security

On their first day in the majority, House Democratic leaders plan to introduce legislation Thursday that will appropriate funds and end the partial government shutdown, but keep the Department of Homeland Security funded at fiscal year 2018 levels. The joint resolution, introduced by incoming House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), would enact a continuing […]

Congress Stalled on CR Vote to Prevent Partial Shutdown Impacting DHS

The prospect of a partial government shutdown that would impact a quarter of government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, continues to hang over Capitol Hill Dec. 20. As of Defense Daily’s deadline on Thursday, the House had not voted on a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open through Feb. 8, […]

Air Force Light Attack Aircraft RFP Delayed Until 2019

The Air Force’s awaited release of a final request for proposals for a light attack aircraft (LAA) has been pushed back to early next year. The service intended to release the request by the end of 2018, and sources on Dec. 18 told Defense Daily that as of Monday, it had been expected by Dec. […]

DoD’s Lord Wants a Rewrite of Section 5000 Acquisition Rules in 2019

The Pentagon’s top acquisition leader has an ambitious goal for 2019: to rewrite the department’s list of major procurement system rules known as Section 5000.02. The goal is to allow program managers and contracting officers to have more “creative compliance” when it comes to developing their contracts to build a speedier, more flexible process, Ellen […]