Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Space Command wants more artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to stay ahead of adversaries, the organization’s top officer said Jan. 26.
The Air Force intends to get rid of three of its four BACN-equipped EQ-4 Global Hawks, but increase the number of piloted E-11 BACN aircraft through 2026.
The cat-and-mouse of drone defense and offense is entering a new phase.
A dedicated space for Airmen to focus on innovative ideas, dubbed the Innovation Lab, has opened in the contracting building at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The lab is a large conference room equipped with Wi-Fi enabled tablets and a virtual reality headset with drafting software. Airmen are able to turn their ideas into tangible solutions by researching and corresponding with Department of Defense organizations, academic sources and commercial partners.
A British initiative to develop an unmanned air vehicle known as a “loyal wingman” has received a boost with the announcement by the Ministry of Defence that a Spirit AeroSystems-led consortium is to build a full-scale test vehicle. The Belfast, Northern Ireland-based arm of Spirit and partners, including Northrop Grumman UK, have been awarded a £30 million (U.S. $41 million) deal to lead a partnership, known as Team Mosquito, for building the demonstrator vehicle in time to start a test flight program by the end of 2023.
Prospective contractors will get credit toward the requirement for approvals by three existing public and private auditing programs.
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) said lawmakers are concerned that Space Force programs are not keeping up with rapid advances in commercial space technology.
If Denis McDonough is confirmed as the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, he won’t bring any personal military experience with him to the job, becoming only the second non-veteran to lead the department. But on Jan. 27, the former White House chief of staff vowed to use his unique background in navigating federal bureaucracy and his passion for serving veterans to improve services at the massive government agency, which has spent much of the last decade moving from controversy to controversy.
The Navy spent three years and considerable sums of money testing the "Pais Effect" and may have transferred the program to another agency.