2021 Budget. The Defense Department continues to anticipate it will receive less funding in the fiscal year 2021 budget than it requested or received in the last two years, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood told Congress Thursday. “We’re planning for something that will be flat,” ...

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Trump Signs CR. President Trump signed off on extending the continuing resolution through Dec. 20 on Thursday night, after the Senate passed it earlier that day and the House passed it earlier in the week. The bill gives Congress just one more month – and currently only eight legislative days ...

USSTRATCOM. Air Force Gen. John Hyten will officially turn over command of U.S. Strategic Command to Vice Adm. Charles Richard Nov. 18, per a Wednesday release. The change of command ceremony will take place following a dedication ceremony for USSTRATCOM’s new command and control facility at ...

Barrett Officially SECAF. Barbara Barrett was sworn in Oct. 18 as the 25th Secretary of the Air Force and the fourth woman to hold the title. The Senate overwhelmingly approved her confirmation Oct. 16 with a vote of 85-7. Perry Out at DoE. President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that Rick Perry ...