Now you can view video and transcripts from the Air Force Association’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, including an adapted version of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Will Roper’s talk on “Disruptive Agility for a Disruptive World.”
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $2 million contract is to “assess the feasibility and long-term viability of a weather data as a service business model.”
Tom Jones will succeed Janis Pamiljans, who plans to retire Feb. 26.
Armed forces around the world are expected to boost investment in directed energy weapons such as lasers and high-powered microwaves over the next decade as the technology matures, a new study forecasts.
Joint all-domain command and control is driving change throughout the Air and Space Forces. Read our latest on the quest for greater interconnectedness across the battlefield.
China recently conducted a test involving a swarm of loitering munitions, also often referred to as suicide drones, deployed from a box-like array of tubular launchers on a light tactical vehicle and from helicopters. This underscores how the drone swarm threat, broadly, is becoming ever-more real and will present increasingly serious challenges for military forces around the world in future conflicts.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Oct. 13 in a case that, on its face, would decide whether the military can prosecute rape cases that occurred between 1986 and 2006. That was a time when military legal precedent called for a five-year statute of limitations on rape charges.
6 Months After Vanessa Guillén’s Disappearance and Death, Army Changes How Missing Soldiers Are Reported
In a new action plan sent out to Army leaders on Oct. 13—which was obtained by Task & Purpose and details the service’s path forward on its new number one priority, people—Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston say new guidance on reporting missing Soldiers will be released in “the coming weeks.”
Lt. Col. Michael Regner, commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, was relieved due to a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command as a result of the assault amphibious vehicle mishap,” according to a statement.
Camouflaged as Polling Workers, National Guard Presence During Primaries Fuels Worries of Militarized Presidential Election
Election officials are already sounding alarms that they may face a shortage of poll workers—who tend to be retirees and at higher risk for complications from COVID-19—come Nov. 3. Add to that fears of voter suppression as the President has urged tens of thousands of supporters to act as “poll watchers,” as well as concerns that protests or political demonstrations might interrupt voting, and Wisconsin’s move to activate its National Guard may predict a trend for a national election for a country in the grip of a pandemic.
In pursuit of nuclear deterrence, the United States has occasionally crossed over the line into schemes seemingly more appropriate for a James Bond movie than the defense budget, but few were as crazy as Project Iceworm.