A top House Armed Services Committee member this week argued the Defense Department’s top line budget process that divides funding among the services constrains the ability of the Navy to build a larger fleet. “I feel that…it’s all constrained by this process of a top line. This is what ...

Both House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 defense authorization bill would require the Navy to maintain a certain number of EA-18G Growler aircraft after the service sought to retire over two dozen in its budget request. According to a copy of the chairman’s mark of the ...

The House Appropriations Defense subcommittee’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 defense spending bill would prevent the Navy from retiring five Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) as the service plans requested. The Navy’s FY ‘23 budget request and 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan outline the Navy’s plans ...

The House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC) strategic forces panel mark of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department to report on missile defense issues in the Indo-Pacific Command region. Specifically, the mark requires the Secretary of Defense to ...