Splitting NSA, CYBERCOM Now Could Reduce Military Access to Intelligence, Milley Says
The Joint Chiefs Chairman says the organizations have not yet worked out how to keep the data flowing after the long-awaited split.
Inside the Pentagon’s Plan to Keep Extremists from Joining Up
A June report to the armed services committees, posted online March 2, paints a detailed picture of the military’s recruit background check process, including profiles of different extremist groups. It also includes seven recommendations to tighten up DOD’s policies.
Task Force Calls for Permanent National Guard Force to Protect DC
A task force charged with making recommendations to boost congressional security after a deadly Jan. 6 pro-Trump mob assault on Capitol Hill has proposed establishing a permanent military presence ready to go at a moment's notice in Washington, D.C.
Recent Guard UH-60 Crashes Do Not Indicate Systemic Problem, Army Official Says
The Army National Guard has seen three UH-60 L-model Black Hawk utility helicopter crashes on U.S. soil in just over a year. Two of those happened within the first five weeks of 2021. But despite the pattern of incidents involving Guard Black Hawks, the Army’s aviation director in charge of operations, plans, and training said he does not believe there is a systemic problem across the fleet.
Space Force Planning for a Future of Smaller, Cheaper Satellites
The U.S. Space Force procurement arm, the Space and Missile Systems Center, for more than a year has been helping the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency accelerate the procurement of small satellites.
SDA & DARPA: June Demos to Prove Optical Sat Link Capability
"Getting a laser beam on a spacecraft to point to a laser receiver on another spacecraft accurately enough with the right power levels, the right waveforms, etc.,—it's not an easy thing," said General Atomics Vice President Nick Bucci.
Booz Allen Names New Executive Focused on CJADC2
Booz Allen Hamilton has named Matice Wright-Springer a partner and senior vice president in its global defense group.
39th FSS Commander Relieved of Command
Col. John Creel, 39th Air Base Wing commander, relieved Maj. Brandon Sanders of command of the 39th Force Support Squadron effective Mar. 8.
VA Launches New Platform to Send Veterans Personalized Notifications
Open-source software—developed abroad—supports a new tool that allows the agency to send confirmations and other details through email or text.
SPONSORED: Retiring from Service? Take Advantage of Your FEDVIP Enrollment Period
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proud to welcome retiring members of the uniformed services to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Sponsored by OPM, FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision insurance program. It replaced the former TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). In general, retired uniformed service members, their families, and survivors are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage.
PODCAST: The Air Force Runs a Competition to Build a Robot You Can’t Even See
Robotic process automation requires robots, in this case, software applications that do things people would rather not. A unit at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is running a challenge competition to come up with bots with the potential to speed up procurement and acquisition.