Tag Archives: House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Adam Smith Proposes $3.6B in FY 2021 Funds for Indo-Pacific Reassurance Initiative

Adam Smith HASC Chairman D-Wash

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced Thursday his proposal for the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would earmark $3.6B in funds for the Indo-Pacific Reassurance Initiative as part of efforts to counter China, Defense News reported Friday.

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Bruce Jette: Original Competitors Plan to Submit Bid for Restructured OMFV Combat Vehicle Program

Bruce Jette, acquisition executive at the U.S. Army and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said companies that previously submitted bids for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program have expressed plans to compete again after the service restructured the acquisition strategy for the OMFV competition, Inside Defense reported Thursday.

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Report: House Lawmakers Urge Trump to Advance JEDI Cloud Contract Award

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and three other Republican lawmakers asked President Donald Trump through a correspondence to proceed with the award of the Department of Defense’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Reuters reported Saturday.

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Mark Esper Named Acting Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump has selected Mark Esper, secretary of the U.S. Army and a 2019 Wash100 winner, to take over leadership of the Department of Defense on an acting basis. Trump announced Esper’s appointment in a tweet posted Tuesday after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned and withdrew from consideration for the top DoD job to focus on his family.

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McAleese & Associates: Army Officials Discuss Acquisition, Modernization Priorities at Congressional Hearings

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on the U.S. Army’s procurement and modernization plans as discussed by military officials at recent congressional hearings. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, both 2019 Wash100 winners, appeared Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee to discuss the service branch’s …

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