Snapshot: DOD and COVID-19
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fewer Military Recruits Dropped Out of Boot Camp in 2020. Here's Why
Military entry-level training, like most things in 2020, has been anything but normal this year.
‘It’s Going to Take a Lot of Digging’: The Pentagon’s Long Search to See If Anyone’s Hiding in Its Networks
The military and intelligence community is scrambling to conduct a daunting hunt across disconnected networks to assess potential damage from an extensive federal cybersecurity breach by suspected Russian hackers.
Amid Massive Hack, Lawmakers Urge Trump to Sign Defense Bill with New Cybersecurity Legislation
As the government scrambles to understand the widening compromise, legislation to shore up the nation’s cyber defenses sits unsigned on the President’s desk.
Air Force Opened Criminal Probe after a Lockheed F-35 Grounding
Air Force and Pentagon investigators opened a criminal probe of Lockheed Martin Corp. in 2016 over faulty coolant line tubing inside F-35 jets after 57 were either temporarily grounded or required production line fixes, according to officials confirming the previously undisclosed inquiry.
Tensions Flare Between Pentagon, Biden Team over Transition Meetings
The tension between the Trump administration and President-elect Joe Biden's team spilled out into the open on Dec. 18, as officials traded accusations over the status of a series of Defense Department transition meetings that a Biden spokesperson called "invaluable" for national security.
Statement on New Appointments to the Defense Science Board
Today, the Department of Defense announced that Acting Secretary Chris Miller intends to appoint former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Tidal McCoy and former NASA Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWit to the Defense Science Board.
General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. Named 2020 Great American Patriot Award Recipient
Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has been chosen as the recipient of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Great American Patriot Award. Presented annually by Armed Forces Insurance at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Great American Patriot Award honors a candidate in recognition of their exemplary service to the United States.
Body Armor Designed for Women Comes to Wyoming’s F.E. Warren
Female security forces Airmen at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Dec. 11 became some of the first to start using new body armor designed to fit women.
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DOD Back on the Road to Outsourcing the Management of Military Moves
Following a heavily contested contract awarded earlier this year, U.S. Transportation Command is now reviewing several revised proposals for a new contract to manage household goods moves worldwide, officials said. Bidders submitted revised proposals by Dec. 2; the contract is expected to be awarded in June, said André Kok, spokesperson for TRANSCOM.
When Fixing Navy Readiness Problems, Money Helps. But So Does Data.
Bigger maintenance budgets over the last few years have helped, but money isn’t everything. The Navy is trying to innovate its way out of the readiness problem too, and with some success, thanks to a combination of processes borrowed from the commercial airline industry, data analytics, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
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Innovation has always been a hallmark of the U.S. Air Force. But with the accelerating pace of technology development, the service needs a new approach to modern design to make the latest technologies profoundly more accessible.
‘Wise Guy’ Is Back! Regenerated After 10 Years at the ‘Boneyard,’ B-52H Flies Again
“Wise Guy”, the B-52H Stratofortress bomber tail number 60-034, is preparing to return to service with the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The aircraft was filmed flying from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., where the aircraft had arrived on April 1 to undergo programmed depot maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex.