Monday, June 8, 2015 - 13:46

Markup of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 05:25
Indian decision makers face a strategic conundrum: how to deter and/ or respond to future terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:01
Defense authorization bills winding their way through Congress are prompting alarm among transparency advocates over a series of proposals that would roll back the scope of decades-old sunshine laws, like the Freedom of Information Act.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:58

Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the National Defense Authorization Act FY 2016 Budget Request. 


Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:07

Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Defense.


The Honorable Ashton B. Carter
U.S. Department of Defense
General Martin E. Dempsey
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:55

The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the NDAA 2016 markup. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 is the comprehensive legislation to authorize the budget authority of the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 08:22

I’ve identified 71 different programs in the U.S. Defense Department’s budget that provide aid to other countries’ militaries and police forces. Here they are listed in a six-page PDF.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:42
According to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, private military contractors were used "without any supervision." Although the Department of Defense has taken steps to better regulate private military contractors, oversight is still lacking. The Library of Congress reported in 2013 that "lack of data makes it difficult to determine to what extent the billions of dollars spent [on contractors] ... have contributed to achieving the mission."
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:26

Senate Committee on Armed Services is holding a hearing on Military Space Programs.


  1. Honorable Deborah L. James
    Secretary Of The Air Force
  2. General John E. Hyten, USAF
    Commander, Air Force Space Command
  3. Ms. Cristina T. Chaplain
    Director, Acquisition And Sourcing Management Government Accountability Office



Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 07:06
In the summer of 2010, Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, began recording a secret audio diary, detailing his frustrations with a White House that he believed was too willing to listen to the military and too often mistook domestic political calculations for strategic thinking.