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Thornberry warns against 'low expectations' for defense budget... +
A day before the Trump White House is set to announce a 2018 federal budget proposal with $603 billion for national security, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry dissed that number as basically the Obama approach. At $603 billion, it wo...
House looks to increase permanent US military presence in Europe... +
Rep. Mac Thornberry said lawmakers want to see how keeping units on the continent long term compares to the cost of short rotations....
Mac Thornberry: Trump defense budget follows 'Obama approach'... +
The White House's first full-year budget plan proposes $603 billion in baseline defense spending and $65 billion for overseas war operations......
New bill could allow military to buy items from places like Amazon and other online stores... +
A new bill from House Armed Services chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), could radically change the ways that the military buys commercial items and in turn, change the entire military acquisition process....
GOP chairman's Pentagon acquisition bill looks past bright shiny objects... +
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is looking to move beyond the bright shiny objects and focus on streamlining the less glamorous parts of defense acquisitions with his new bill....
Defense Acquisition Is Bad and Getting Worse: Report... +
A Congressional panel delivers a peppery interim look at military acquisition as Rep. Mac Thornberry prepares to introduce new reforms....
The House GOP's five major changes to Pentagon purchases... +
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) on Thursday unveils his latest acquisition reform bill aimed at simplifying how the Pentagon buys goods and services and streamlining its acquisitions bureaucracy....
Thornberry offers next wave of defense acquisition reforms... +
As with past two years of acquisition reform bills, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, is expected to release a draft on Thursday this year for a month of feedback before its added to the House version of the annual defense...
Thornberry takes aim at commercial items, contract audits and services contracts... +
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces....
New effort to reform how the Pentagon buys weapons... +
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee wants the Defense Department to run more like a business....
Report: House Armed Services Chair not ruling out a new round of base realignment and closures... +
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), one of the most powerful lawmakers in national defense policy, isn't ruling out another round of base closures, according to an interview he conducted with National Defense Magazine....
Overnight Defense: GOP chair to unveil Pentagon buying reforms in May | Trump surge fades for contractors | McCain concerned about Army nominee's comments... +
THE TOPLINE:Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)on Tuesdaypraised the government funding bill unveiled this week as a "significant achievement" in uncoupling defense and nondefense dollars even though the defense increase was not as much as hoped for....
Rep. Thornberry: 'Threats to the Country Do Not Shut Down'... +
Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, said, Threats to the country do not shut down in response to tweets President Donald Trump wrote early Tuesday morning, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday....
GOP chairman to unveil defense acquisition reforms in mid-May... +
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said he will reveal the week of May 16 new legislation aimed at reforming how the Pentagon buys major weapons systems....
Thornberry: US Military Needs More to Deal With NKorea... +
The United States' military does not have everything it needs to use military options against North Korea because of budgetary constraints, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said Monday....
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