Defense Budget

Congress has 11 days to pass 12 funding bills—and that's not likely

A former deputy director of the CBO expects a shutdown—of possibly record-breaking length.

The Pentagon may be too busy to fix its half-century-old budget process, reform group says

The congressional panel looking at the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution system has interim recommendations—and doubts about their implementability.

Congress may stymie Air Force plan to start retiring F-15Es

The service aims to save $2.9 billion by getting rid of 119 fighter jets.

Don’t Kill CAPE

The storied Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office is invaluable to the Pentagon. Three former directors explain why. 

Spend More on Defense? Let’s Focus on Spending Better

The leaders of Congress’ National Defense Strategy commission lay out their priorities.

State Department Worries About Cyber Vulnerabilities Amid Debt Debate

The department wants to spend nearly $1 billion on cybersecurity in 2024 to improve networks and communications devices.

Hypersonics, Nukes Top House Lawmaker’s Priorities List

But markups at Doug Lamborn’s HASC strategic forces panel are on hold amid threats to force a U.S. default.

Will SecAF’s Budget-Flexibility Proposal Die on the Hill?

Frank Kendall wants Congress to allow service secretaries to launch new efforts as threats arise, not when budget season rolls around.

As Air Force Tries to Retire Jets, HASC’s Wittman Wants a Gapfiller

The Virginia Republican wants a “tactical interim” capability to arrive while the Air Force awaits its secret NGAD combat aircraft.

Seapower Chairman Wants Answers on Amphib Fleet Funding

Sen. Tim Kaine also said he expects the Navy’s 30-year-shipbuilding plan this week.