Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Master Sgt. Rick Johnson had deployed twice before to combat zones, but he never experienced the panic and confusion he saw in Iraq last March during a fatal rocket attack on Camp Taji.
Early career National Guard troops who supported COVID-19 response this year may soon be eligible for Veterans Affairs home loan benefits, thanks to a provision in this year’s Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act.
The Navy will start regularly sailing near Russian land claims in the increasingly ice-free Arctic, challenging Moscow’s push in the High North, Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said Jan. 5. “You will see the Navy operating again in a more permanent manner above the Arctic Circle,” Braithwaite told reporters in what is likely his last interview before the Biden administration takes over on Jan. 20.
U.S. investigators confirmed today that they believe Russia is likely behind the SolarWinds cyber hack into multiple federal government agencies and private networks revealed last month, though the operation appears to be limited to intelligence gathering.
Boston-based Kessel Run is looking for a chief data officer candidate with extensive technical experience.
British F-35B combat jets are to be equipped with a new mini cruise missile following the signing of a £550 million (U.S. $750 million) production contract by the Ministry of Defence and contractor MBDA, the company announced Jan. 6. The deal should see the Spear 3 missile achieve initial operational capability on the aircraft in 2025, making it the primary air-to-ground weapon for the Lockheed Martin-built jets now coming into service with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Innovation has always been a hallmark of the U.S. Air Force. But with the accelerating pace of technology development, the service needs a new approach to modern design to make the latest technologies profoundly more accessible.
The Defense Department has hired the National Spectrum Consortium to help it develop 5G communications applications. Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with National Spectrum Consortium Chair Sal D’Itri to find out what they plan to do.
The early quantum adopter is making strategic moves to develop on-the-rise capabilities—and manage the hype around them.
Lawmakers' rebuke of President Donald J. Trump's efforts to tank annual defense policy legislation last week has paved the way for a yearslong process to remove the names of Confederate leaders from military bases and scrub other monuments to the secession. But there are still unanswered questions about the nascent process, which must kick off by March, including who will ultimately pick the new names of bases, who will serve on the panel, and whether President-elect Joe Biden could preempt some of the panel's work with a speedier executive action of his own after Inauguration Day.
How urban explorers uncovered the site—and the memory—of a covert Cold War–era accident.