« Archive »

Defense Daily, Monday, October 8, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 6

Defense Watch: Inhofe Bullish on SECAF Future , AUSA Week, Aviation Mishaps

SASC Chair Pushes Back on SECAF Rumors. SASC Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Friday that he did not believe a Thursday report by Foreign Policy that President Trump is considering ousting Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson over her pushback to his desired Space Force. “I did not hear what he said about that, but ……

DoD to Request New Funds to Re-Energize Defense Industrial Base

The Pentagon plans to request additional funds in the FY’20 budget request to help address critical issues that are undermining the U.S. defense industrial base, officials said Oct. 4.The department will utilize existing funds that fuel industrial base mitigation efforts, but will also need to add more to the pot to implement all of the…

Report: Defense-Industrial Base Weakened by Global Competition, Reduced Capacity at Home

A report released on Friday on the state of the U.S. defense-industrial base paints a grim picture of the varied challenges, both domestic and global, that are eroding the base’s capability to ensure that warfighters are well-prepared for current and future threats.Sequestration, the decline of U.S. manufacturing capability and capacity, cumbersome government business practices, global…

Foggo Says NATO Exercise To Deter Russia, Warns About Sub Threat

The Navy's top admiral in charge of the service's forces in Europe acknowledged the upcoming Trident Juncture 18 NATO exercise is, in part, aimed at deterring potential Russian actions against the alliance.Adm. James Foggo, commander of Allied Joint Forces Command, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, emphasized in a press briefing on…

SASC Member: Congress Must Work With DoD To Save Money in Future Budgets

Congress will work with the Defense Department to find cost savings and prioritize funding for critical equipment needs for future budget cycles, a Senate Armed Services Committee member said Oct. 4.Following the passage of the $716 billion fiscal year FY’19 defense appropriations bill, the bipartisan committee needs to continue “pressing onward and upward” to ensure…

GM Names Retired Army General Charlton As President Of Defense Unit

General Motors [GM] is transitioning its year-old defense subsidiary to a more active role in terms of customer outreach and marketing now that the legal paperwork is out of the way and has named John Charlton, a retired Army two-star general, as president.Charlton and General Motors Defense LLC will be based in Washington, D.C., where…