Oversight

Senate panel approves $35B Energy-Water spending bill

Proposal is less than president's request but more than $200 million above figure approved last week by a House subcommittee.

Defense

House panel OKs $191.7B military construction bill

Plan includes $50.6 billion in advanced fiscal 2012 funding for key VA health care programs.

Defense

Rolls-Royce defends its F-35 engine

Obama administration is threatening to veto alternate engine program.

Defense

Panel agrees to withhold $3.9B in aid to Afghanistan

The assistance funds are blocked until the panel can hold hearings into the alleged corruption.

Oversight

Panel OKs Commerce, Justice and Science bill, takes no stand on moon missions

Legislation would provide the $19 billion that Obama requested for NASA, but would withhold funding on the manned space program.

Defense

Navy working to meet cost-cutting goals, admiral says

Officials are looking for redundancies in organizations and programs, according to chief of operations.

Defense

McHugh: Cuts will help Army priorities

The service will be allowed to use the money saved to meet other greater needs.

Defense

NSA leader urges cybersecurity protocols

U.S. Cyber Command chief say nation needs precise rules of engagement to set standards for counterattacks to breaches of government data networks.

Defense

New counterterror strategy to spell out Obama vision

Administration's plan seeks an international order that promotes peace, security and opportunity.

Defense

U.S. must counter Chinese military gains, senators say

Financing technology upgrades needed in the Western Pacific will be a challenge.

Defense

Defiant panels approve $485 million for F-35 alternate engine

Defense chief contends any savings from increased competition are not worth the upfront costs of developing and buying two engines for the fighter.

Defense

Panels OK special ops, cybersecurity funds

Other approved funds included $168 billion for the military's operations and maintenance accounts.

Defense

Navy secretary outlines how he'll reduce weapons costs

Among other steps, Ray Mabus says he will not hesitate to cut failing programs.

Defense

Top officers urge higher TRICARE fees

Leaders of the three naval services on Monday argued for an increase in the health care fees that retired military personnel and their families pay.

Defense

Oversight panel leaders push on Fort Hood inquiry

Senators say they are seeking the Obama administration's cooperation, but feel they have no alternative to a subpoena for an investigation into the November shootings.

Defense

Acquisition reform bill clears House panel

Legislation would require the Pentagon to establish better accountability systems.

Defense

Air Force chief open to extending tanker deadline

Gen. Norton Schwartz says a "modest extension" could be granted if the European consortium EADS is serious about submitting a bid.

Defense

Officials outline missile defense goals

Pentagon leaders on Monday rejected abolishing the Missile Defense Agency and transferring its functions to the different armed services.

Defense

Marines storm the Hill seeking equal billing with Navy

Legislation would expand the name of the department and its secretary to the "Navy and Marine Corps."

Defense

Marines, Navy cite urgent 'reset' needs

Equipment stocks are at "unacceptable levels," Marine Corps commandant says.

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