Daily Report

May 8, 2013

Hagel Announces More Initiatives to Stop Sexual Assault

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday announced a set of initiatives to bolster the Pentagon’s ability to thwart sexual assault in the US military’s ranks. Armed with such measures, Hagel said the goal is “ultimately eliminating” such crimes. Among the...

Open for Business

The congressionally mandated commission charged with studying the Air Force’s force structure and recommending changes has held its inaugural meeting, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told lawmakers on Tuesday. The eight-member panel, formally called the National Commission on the Structure...

Pentagon Strategy Review to Drive Budgets

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon’s Strategic Choices Management Review initiated by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would conclude and provide recommendations “in the coming weeks and months.” The review will help the Pentagon to put a...

On the Offense in Space

Despite budget cutbacks, Defense Department officials believe that there are critical areas where they must make investments in the new strategic environment, said Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday. This includes building resilient space systems, and having the ability...

Right Now, Not

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said on Tuesday he wants Air Force input at the Office of Strategic Land Policy that the land service is setting up with the Marine Corps and US Special Operations Command to think...

We and Our Shadows

The Army plans to retain the remotely piloted aircraft it bought to use in Iraq and Afghanistan, even after the drawdown in Southwest Asia, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno on Tuesday. The RPAs “are part of our...

Captain’s Central Selection Board Eliminated

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board, meaning that first lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, announced service officials on Tuesday. The change, which takes effect...

Rockwell Collins Selected for Compass Call Navigation Upgrade

Rockwell Collins will upgrade the communication and navigation gear in the Air Force’s fleet of EC-130H electronic warfare aircraft, announced the company on Tuesday. The new communication, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic management equipment will “meet present and future civil airspace...