Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is a telling indicator of leadership failure," said one Army officer. "Unfortunately, the outcome has about a two week delay."
As the number of coronavirus cases within the Veterans Affairs medical system continues to climb, department officials are reaching out to retired health care workers for help.
The Trump administration unveiled a new initiative to help researchers worldwide harness a range of America’s most powerful high-performance supercomputing resources to deliberately accelerate new discoveries in the fight against COVID-19. Through the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, scientists can tap into 16 of America’s top computing systems.
President Donald Trump intends to nominate John Whitley to be director of the Defense Department’s cost assessment and program evaluation office, according to a White House announcement. Whitley currently serves as assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller.
On March 23, Air Force Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee announced a series of senior leader actions, including assignment of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Pennington as commander of 4th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Pennington currently serves as mobilization assistant to the commander and president of Air University.
In the next decade, the Marine Corps will no longer operate tanks or have law enforcement battalions. It will also have three fewer infantry units and will shed about 7 percent of its overall force as the service prepares for a potential face-off with China.
The Air Force attempted to answer questions from The Drive, but the Defense Department official in charge of UFO inquiries didn't share their findings or anything at all.