Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A military hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C., has been selected to participate in research on a new coronavirus vaccine that uses a stabilized form of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to generate an immune response.
The Defense Department’s software development approaches are helping to avoid cost increases and schedule delays for many major information technology systems, but uneven implementation of cybersecurity best practices may be introducing risk to these programs, according to a watchdog report.
Each year, Homeland Security Today honors shining stars in the community who are making their own unique, invaluable contributions to advance the mission of keeping America safer from myriad threats. This year, with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic affecting every facet of homeland security, testing our preparedness and response, and devastating our communities, the publication singled out Mission Award winners—including Rachel Zimmerman, senior director of CyberPatriot business operations at the Air Force Association—whose work has focused on COVID-19 response.
The Joint Staff plans a lightning-fast analysis of the gaps in service capabilities needed for implementation of joint all-domain command and control, with results expected as soon as the end of February, says Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, who leads the effort as the head of the J6.
Gulf Arab leaders signed a declaration on Jan. 5 in Saudi Arabia to mark a new page in relations following the kingdom’s decision to end a 3 1/2-year embargo of Qatar, easing a rift that deeply divided regional U.S. security allies and frayed social ties across the interconnected Arabian Peninsula.
The United States on Jan. 5 blacklisted a Chinese company that makes elements for steel production, 12 Iranian steel and metals makers, and three foreign-based sales agents of a major Iranian metals and mining holding company, seeking to deprive Iran of revenues as U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s term winds down.
Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald J. Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Jan. 6 to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
These positions could be announced as soon as this week along with a larger slate of national security and foreign policy roles.
A third defendant charged in the strangulation death of a Green Beret staff sergeant while deployed to Mali in 2017 has agreed to plead guilty. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. DeDolph has agreed to plead guilty to some of the charges against him, while others are being dismissed as part of a pre-trial agreement, his attorney told Military Times.
As military and commercial activity in space increases, there is a growing risk of unwanted guests coming back to Earth.