Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Air Force are expanding their classified remote work capabilities.
Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have reaffirmed their commitment to reform of the military health system despite calls from the service Chiefs for adjustments.
President Donald J. Trump on Aug. 20 reaffirmed his plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq as quickly as possible as he met with the prime minister of Iraq to discuss ways to rein in pro-Iran militias in the country and counter residual threats from Islamic State group sleeper cells.
Iran unveiled a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Aug. 20, a move likely to peeve Washington as the Trump administration attempts to rein in the regime’s missile and nuclear weapon ambitions.
The Air and Space Forces are starting to add cyber sensor data to create a comprehensive battlefield picture to underpin all-domain operations, says Maj. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider, senior mobilization advisor to Space Force chief Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond.
The competition for the moon between the United States and China is being closely watched by the Defense Department as the military expects to play a role protecting U.S. access to cislunar space.
SpaceX is still pressing ahead with its lawsuit against the Air Force over rocket development money the company didn’t receive two years ago—despite just winning a more than $300 million contract from the Air Force to launch military satellites during the 2020s. In a new court document, SpaceX is arguing that not getting the funds caused “substantial harm” that still remains.
The Defense Innovation Unit, a Defense Department organization that accelerates commercial technology for national defense, announced the availability of five U.S.-manufactured drone configurations to provide trusted, secure small unmanned aircraft systems options to the U.S. government.
Syrian authorities have agreed to give Russia additional land and coastal waters in order to expand its military air base at Hmeimim, a Russian government document published on Aug. 19 showed.
Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.