Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A gunman was "neutralized" after security personnel responded to reports of an active shooter near the north gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on the morning of May 21, Navy officials said. One sailor assigned to the air station's security forces was injured in the incident. The sailor is in good condition and is expected to be released later today, a Navy spokesman said.
The contractor will provide JDAM guidance systems starting with Lot 28 and potentially ending with Lot 37 for the Air Force, Navy, and foreign military sales customers, according to a sources-sought notice published May 12.
Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Command boss and U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, signed the first USSPACECOM operations order under Operation OLYMPIC DEFENDER. OOD is a key multinational effort intended to optimize space operations, improve mission assurance, enhance resilience and synchronize U.S. efforts with some of its closest allies.
The agreement was signed last week between Maj. Gen. Javier Tuesta Marquez, of Peru's space agency, and Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock of U.S. Space Command.
The petitioners argue the Federal Communication Commission’s Order ignored or improperly disregarded the great majority of evidence, including technical analyses submitted by parties, showing harmful interference and relied instead on easily disproven claims that Ligado will provide a so-called 5G service. The L-band is not included in any internationally-recognized 5G standard, the spectrum is not harmonized regionally or globally for 5G, FCC’s 5G FAST Plan does not include Ligado or L-Band spectrum, nor does the company have enough contiguous spectrum.
"Air Force doctrine and most treatments of Air Force airpower make a serious mistake by giving surprisingly little attention to the key role air bases play in the employment of airpower at the operational level of war," writes Price Bingham, a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, for The Mitchell Forum.
Google will build security-and app-management tools for the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, deepening the Silicon Valley giant’s military ties and illuminating the challenges facing the Defense Department’s drive to a multi-cloud environment.
The Defense Department’s Katie Arrington and representatives from across the federal contracting community share perspectives on a new era dawning in U.S. cybersecurity policy.
It's the second mission of its kind this week and this time they made the trip in clear skies right over the most populated area on the west coast.
The Air Force Recruiting Service and Richard Petty Motorsports will pay tribute to an American hero and fallen Tuskegee Airman, Capt. Lawrence Dickson, as part of NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 Memorial Day tribute at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2020. Dickson’s name will be displayed above the windshield of driver Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 race car. The car will also be painted to resemble the iconic A-10 Thunderbolt II, right down to the tiger shark teeth on the grill.