Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A growing list of attendees to a reception last month for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett have tested positive for coronavirus. But the next day, the annual Gold Star Mother's Day event was held indoors at the White House, and official photos from the reception show very few people wearing masks.
The latest plan to overhaul the Defense Department's hidebound systems for procuring weapons, goods and services is underway—with an emphasis on speed from design to fielding, as well as cutting maintenance costs, Pentagon officials said Oct. 7.
North Korea is expected to use a major holiday this weekend to showcase its military power, highlight domestic political messages, and galvanize citizens at a time when the country faces increasing economic hardship and isolation.
David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, joins the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies to discuss Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the latest on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the implications of Iran’s continued expansion of its ballistic missile inventory—among other topics—during the think tank’s latest Nuclear Deterrence Forum.
A recent survey noted a lack of support from stakeholders was an impediment for federal agencies implementing 5G capabilities, but that’s mostly on the civilian side of things.
Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker recently spoke with then-Space Force Vice Commander Gen. David D. Thompson, who has since been confirmed as USSF’s first-ever Vice Chief of Space Operations.
“U.S. decisionmakers should carefully examine this most fundamental and critical of all space security issues to assess how deployment of weapons in space by any country, including the United States, will affect U.S. strategic interests,” an Aerospace Corporation study released Oct. 6 states.
The Space Force wants its operators to have access to modern educational tools, he said. Students at the National Security Space Institute and the U.S. Air Force Academy will be among the primary users.
The United States has seized 92 domain names that were unlawfully used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to engage in a global disinformation campaign, the Justice Department announced.
“Dating is hard,” writes Military Times Digital Editor Sarah Sicard. “We all get it. But there are some things you should know before you decide to try your luck in swipe city.”