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  • Pentagon Officials Testify on Military Family Housing Conditions
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    Military Family Housing

    Pentagon officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee about mismanagement of the military family housing program. Problems discussed included availability and quality of…

  • Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Admiral John Richardson Testify on Surface Warfare
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    Surface Warfare

    Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson testified at a House Armed Services joint subcommittee hearing focusing on surface warfare and combat…

  • Admirals Testify on Naval Warship Accidents
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    USS Fitzgerald and McCain Collisions

    Two House Armed Services subcommittess held a hearing examining navy readiness, training, and leadership following the fatal USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain collisions. Witnesses included…

  • Oversight Hearing Examines MilitaryCivilian Transfer of Excess Equipment
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    Excess Military Equipment

    Military logistics officers were among the witnesses at a hearing on the Pentagon’s 1033 Program that transfers excess equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.The 1033 Program…

  • Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Air Force Budget
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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told subcommittee…

  • Hearing on Naval Base Support
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    Naval Base Support

    Three Navy commanders testified at a hearing on military readiness and the impact of reduced investment in infrastructure and support to naval bases. Subcommittee members asked questions…

  • Impact of Sequestration on Military Readiness
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    Impact of Sequestration on Military Readiness

    Army and Marine Corps leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on military readiness. Both said that the government shutdown was taking a toll on their civilian and…

  • Military Spending and Contractors
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    Military Spending and Contractors

    Witnesses testified on the military’s spending in light of impending sequestration budget cuts. “Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of…

  • Defense Department Civilian Workforce
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    Defense Department Civilian Workforce

    Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s civilian and contractor personnel as a result of impending budget cuts due to sequestration. Proposed cuts to the Defense budget from…

  • Military Readiness and Budget Cuts
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    Military Readiness and Budget Cuts

    Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy leaders testified on the state of U.S. military readiness and potential cuts in Defense Department spending. They talked about a number of issues…

  • Military Readiness in the Pacific
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    Military Readiness in the Pacific

    Representatives from the Defense Department, the Navy, and U.S. Pacific Command testified on the U.S. military’s long-term readiness and force presence in the Pacific. They also talked about challenges…

  • Fiscal Year 2008 Armed Services Readiness Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Armed Services Readiness Budget

    Representatives of each of the armed services testified about military readiness and budget requests for fiscal year 2008. They talked about personnel recruitment and retention, equipment…

  • US Defense Policy
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    U.S. Defense Policy

    The committee heard testimony on the state of the U.S. military following the Persian Gulf war from former military officials. The committee focused specifically on the extent to which…

  • Defense Civilian Personnel Management
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    Defense Civilian Personnel Management

    Members of the subcommittee heard testimony concerning the Defense Department’s personnel management practices.