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Aug 10, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“In a bipartisan vote last month, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would direct the Defense Department to build a new 'space corps' within the Air Force… The U.S. Space Command is currently housed within the Air Force, and the House proposal calls for it to become a separate service while still reporting to the secretary of the Air Force… it would not become a new department with its own secretary, although [Rep. Mike] Rogers has warned that might be necessary in the future. Rogers and [Rep. Jim] Cooper’s chief complaints about the Air Force’s handling of space are both bureaucratic and cultural. For years, they say, the Air Force has raided funds from the Space Command to cover cost-overruns for other projects. And it has failed to promote space leaders up the chain of command.”...
Aug 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, commented on the situation on the Korean peninsula:
Jul 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Committee has recently learned of additional space acquisition failures: GPS Operational Control System (GPS OCX) and the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program. GPS OCX, which is need to provide enhanced cyber security to the GPS constellation and to control the next-generation of GPS-III satellites, has now slipped further behind in the schedule DOD committed to last year, and has now grown in cost by $630 million. The FAB-T program has now apparently slipped behind by a year. This is a critical program (first started in 2002) to field terminals to use the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite system. This system is part of the President’s ability to command and control U.S. nuclear forces. After learning of these USAF acquisition failures, Chairman Mike Rogers of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and Ranking Member Jim Cooper released this joint statement:
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on the North Korea ICBM launch:
Jul 27, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) joined America's Newsroom on Fox News to talk about reports that Iran launched a satellite into space, as well as sanctions bills moving through the Congress. Read some of the highlights below and watch the entire interview here:
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Continued Oversight of the Transfer of Excess Military Equipment to Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies.” For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring two (2) events the week of July 24 through 28:
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The House Armed Services Committee held a classified briefing today focused on the pace of North Korea's ICBM development. The briefing was opened to all House Members to ensure they are aware of the rising threat to the American people.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the hearing titled “Evaluating DOD Equipment and Uniform Procurement in Iraq and Afghanistan.” For hearing testimony and to watch the hearing live click here.
Jul 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring two (2) events the week of July 24 through 28:

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