Both the House and Senate defense authorization bills, approved by their respective armed services committees, directed reports and briefings on the Columbia-class submarine program due to schedule and cost concerns. The Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) draft national Defense ...

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved a set of naval en bloc amendments for the FY ’20 defense authorization bill on Wednesday, directing further reports and briefings from the Navy. An amendment brought by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) requires the Navy to brief the committee on the ...