Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Defense Department didn’t rule out changing its mind about whether Amazon or Microsoft gets the cloud computing contract. What it did rule out, unambiguously, was splitting the award between them.
The Defense Department is seeking public comment on extending reporting requirements for contractors under acquisition rules related to the purchasing of information technology services and products, including measures to protect against counterfeit components that could pose cybersecurity risks.
Moscow’s latest cyber weapon would target a wider array of devices than previous denial-of-service tools: the growing internet of things.
Space electronics supplier SEAKR Engineering, based in Colorado, was tapped by Lockheed Martin to help develop a satellite communications payload for the U.S. Space Force. SEAKR will join Lockheed Martin’s team for the Protected Tactical Satcom program, industry sources told SpaceNews. The companies are expected to officially announce the partnership this week.
Voices are being raised in Tucson about the possibility of a squadron of new F-35A fighters being stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where the multirole aircraft would replace relatively quiet A-10 attack jets. The southern Arizona base is a dark horse in the Pentagon’s consideration of where to locate an Air Force Reserve squadron of 24 F-35As because the Air Force already said in 2017 that it favored Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.
President Donald Trump said March 22 that an unspecified military operation had been conducted in a "certain area" overseas to rescue a female U.S. citizen who was being "horribly treated." Details on the operation and where it was conducted were initially being kept "somewhat private," Trump said, but he added that "we got her out and she's OK, and she's back with her parents."
March 23 marked the 117th anniversary of the Wright Brothers filing a patent for their so-called “Flying Machine.” Check out the patent images via Google Patents.