Now you can view video and transcripts from the Air Force Association’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, including keynotes from Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett and Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., and a conversation with Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan. More videos will be added daily.
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package unveiled Sept. 30 by the House contains $2.2 billion for the Defense Department and military services and an additional $613 million for the Veterans Affairs Department for costs related to pandemic response. It also provides funding for the Defense Health Agency to underwrite drug manufacturing capabilities for COVID-19 preventives and treatment, and $320 million for personal protective equipment for medical personnel and patients at military treatment facilities.
The House Armed Services Committee’s Future of Defense Task Force released its final report advocating for a revolution in how the U.S. approaches national security.
A new blueprint to guide the Defense Department’s approach to data could be released within the next 30 days, said the Pentagon’s chief information officer Sept. 30.
The Air Force has added nine companies to the pool of Skyborg contractors vying for funds to support prototyping, experimentation, and autonomy development, the Defense Department announced Sept. 29.
Upgrades will include a mix of new phased array antennas, commercial services, and capacity from other U.S. government agencies.
The pilot of the F-35B successfully ejected before the plane hit the ground and the crew of the KC-130J also thankfully survived.
The Pentagon’s top IT official said Sept. 30 that his office has spent the last few months preparing the armed services to migrate to the department’s long-delayed enterprise cloud as soon as it becomes available.
The Air Force has awarded ATAC, Textron Systems’ military airborne training unit, a contract to provide adversary air combat training to F-22 and F-35 pilots at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.—making it the biggest winner in the initial round of the service’s overarching effort to outsource pilot training that eventually could be worth billions.
“Unless its logistics can be improved, the jet’s contributions to a major fight will be far less than Pentagon wargamers are counting on,” writes Scott Cooper, a retired Marine Corps officer who flew the EA-6B.
Multiple government reports and interviews conducted by Task & Purpose show that women across the military are often bullied because of the stereotype that servicewomen get pregnant in order to avoid deployment, despite there being no substantial evidence that that actually happens.
The Navy has quietly charted a new course. A supercarrier now on the drawing boards will be christened the USS Doris Miller. It's the first supercarrier to be named for an enlisted sailor and the first to be named after an African American.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service highlighted Department of Defense conservation efforts Sept. 25 during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., marking the proposed downlisting of the red cockaded woodpecker from “endangered” to “threatened.”