Lawmakers questioned whether the Defense Department has the authority to alter the state-run units targeted in the latest BRAC round.
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Defense Department says moving troops home from bases abroad will cost $9 billion to $12 billion, while commission says price tag could exceed $20 billion.
Guard leaders say BRAC recommendations will devastate aviation units and hinder recruitment and retention efforts.
Appropriators could shift funding later if needed, says Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
Pentagon inspector general investigating allegations of federal ethics violations by retired Maj. Gen. Paul Weaver.
Homeland Security Department has not fully addressed any of the 13 cyber responsibilities that were assigned to the department when Congress created it more than two years ago, GAO says.
Commissioners vote to consider closing or realigning several bases not on Pentagon’s list.
BRAC panel questions Defense officials on reasoning behind locations on the list.
DHS secretary plans to implement most of the changes by Oct. 1
Plan would create a new assistant secretary for cyber security and telecommunications.