Lawmakers criticized the Pentagon’s plan to strip the National Guard of the AH-64 Apache and the A-10 Warthog.
The spending plan unveiled on March 4 calls for significant increases in spending on a handful of acquisition programs for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, particularly for the Navy.
The $22.8 billion Marine Corps budget request included funding for a major buildup of embassy security and quick reaction forces.
Army budget officials presented a spending plan that cuts readiness and kills the Ground Combat Vehicle.
The Navy’s 2015 budget massively reduces five year acquisition plans for the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.
The 2015 budget translates into fewer airmen and fewer aircraft across its active-duty, reserve and guard components.
The assistant Defense Secretary for Acquisition reverses position that the Pacific Pivot will have to be “reconsidered.”
The award topped a list of more than 170 contracts worth about $12.3 billion in February, excluding previously announced Army renewable energy deals.
Air Force secretary has placed a $41 billion bet that Congress will ease off on the mandatory spending cuts in the sequester process.
The U.S. Navy is preparing to house its first squadron of MQ-4C Triton drones in Guam by the end of 2017.