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House GOP leadership will put a stopgap spending package on the floor next week that fully funds defense through September but provides short-term funding for the rest of the government, Republican lawmakers said Tuesday.
Leadership is moving ahead with the plan in an effort to appease defense hawks and conservatives, even though pairing defense spending with a short-term extension of other programs is likely dead on arrival in the Senate.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a post on Twitter that Trump, as expected, signed the stop-gap funding bill that averts a shutdown of federal agencies at midnight when existing money runs out.
President Donald Trump signed the annual defense policy bill into law Tuesday, officially establishing the 2018 military pay raise at 2.4 percent and setting the stage for increased Pentagon spending in coming months.
“This bill demonstrates our unwavering commitment to men and women in uniform,” Trump said during a White House signing ceremony, while flanked by military officials. “They are the greatest fighting force in the world, and we’re making it ever better than that.”
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President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first National Security Strategy Dec. 18.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the strategy will incorporate four core national interests: the protection of American people; advancing American prosperity; “preserving peace through strength”; and advancing American influence.
Between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent more than $1.1 billion on a pair of electronic health record systems that it is now looking to replace, according to a congressional watchdog’s report. The Government Accountability Office released an audit recently, combing through VA’s spending during the six-year period on its integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) — an attempt to build an EHR directly in conjunction with the Defense Department for interoperability — and the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture Evolution, or VistA Evolution.
The Defense Department is finally beginning an audit of its finances, following years of calls for greater transparency and failed attempts to make its accounts fully reviewable.
Defense Comptroller David Norquist made the announcement Dec. 7, saying the department’s inspector general would begin the audit in December. Starting in 2018, Norquist said, the IG will issue reports on the Pentagon’s finances annually. The first audit will be released in November of next year.
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Despite an email to airmen that discussed the potential for enlisted members to fly combat aircraft, the Air Force is now insisting that it is focused solely on studying how airmen learn.
Air Education and Training Command said in a Dec. 7 release that although its new Pilot Training Next program will include some enlisted airmen, it is not intended to create enlisted aviators.
The Associated Press via Federal Times
Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Powell had always planned to serve for a year before returning home to New York.
She’s expected to continue working with the administration on Middle East policy issues from outside the White House.
After weeks of having soldiers model the Army’s prototype of the World War II-era “pinks and greens” uniform, Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey himself donned the uniform Saturday during the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Dec. 11 he would hold the man suspected of bombing a New York City subway corridor near Times Square as an enemy combatant.
“I want to hold this person as a suspected enemy combatant for a few days, let the intelligence community talk to him, gather as much intel as we can,” Graham told CNN. “Then we’ll make a decision where to charge him and how to charge him.”
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Through this resource center, you have access to 250,000+ career opportunities through our job board nationally, with the ability to see who is hiring directly in your area/zip code. You will also have access to 125+ ALL MILITARY career fairs annually. If you do not reside in a market where we hold a physical career fair, we also hold 6 virtual career fairs annually, based on region (Western, Central, and Eastern). Within this resource center, you will also find tutorials on how to stand out on our job board, build a profile that showcases your military background and talent, build and translate a military-to-civilian resume, as well as download an ATS-friendly resume template. Need help developing your interviewing techniques, or simply understanding general best practices? We have you covered on that front as well. Please join us, and get connected with the next great career opportunity!
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Do you feel that the holiday season creates more stress in your life? You're not alone. Join us Friday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. (ET) for the "Beat the Holiday Blues: Managing Stress and Depression During the Holidays" webinar. Two experts from the Psychological Health Center of Excellence will share tips to help you reduce your holiday stress and anxiety.
On Jan. 1, 2018, the current three U.S. TRICARE regions consolidate into two. New regional contractors will administer the TRICARE benefit for the East (Humana Military) and West (Health Net Federal Services, LLC) Regions. Due to these changes, it's possible that your primary care manager (PCM) will no longer be in network.
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