Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Defense Department, on behalf of the Health and Human Services Department, awarded an Other Transaction Agreement to Cue Health Inc. of San Diego, Calif., to expand U.S. production capacity of point-of-care COVID-19 tests, increasing production to 100,000 COVID-19 test kits per day by March 2021.
In an interview on Oct. 11 with National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley took questions about his time in quarantine, the military's role in potential election disputes, the war in Afghanistan, and more.
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, achieved a major milestone in the path to dump the ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System) centralized support system and replace it with ODIN.
A new Technology Competitiveness Council led by the vice president is needed to spur the rapid proliferation of AI capabilities across America to outpace China, says the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
The idea that rocket propellants could be made from lunar ice is not new. But the U.S. government should now consider doing that at scale in order to stimulate the space economy and enable human life on the moon and Mars, said United Launch Alliance President and CEO Tory Bruno.
In the newest quarterly issue of The Space Report, the Space Foundation announced that space investment in the third quarter of 2020 gained strength with more than $6 billion gained through acquisitions, buyouts, and private equity financing.
Now that it has been approved for fielding, U.S. Air Force F-15E squadrons downrange will be the first to carry the precision weapons on combat sorties.
The Marine Corps has created a new military occupational specialty, or MOS: the 7318 for MQ-9 Reaper pilots, according to an administrative message signed Oct. 9. The new MOS was created as the Corps looks to expand its unmanned capabilities as it looks toward a war with China.
The fleet may need fewer large aircraft carriers but more ships that can carry aircraft.
Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department, federal retirees and Social Security recipients will see a 1.3 percent increase in their monthly checks for 2021. The annual Cost Of Living Allowance is slightly less than the 1.6 percent increase from last year but in line with the historical increases seen over the last 10 years.