Defense Department senior leaders have had “preliminary discussions” about making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all U.S. troops once the vaccines receive full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said during a Tuesday afternoon press briefing. Kirby was adamant that the vaccine remains voluntary — for now.
A federal judge wrote that the Air Force was “60% responsible" for the deaths and injuries at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
A Pentagon watchdog is raising the alarm about the military’s prolonged exploration into 3D printing, after discovering officials at several agencies are failing to manage crucial cybersecurity controls necessary for operating the technology safely. As a result, Defense Department components working with the technology, formally known as additive manufacturing, are “unaware of existing AM system vulnerabilities that exposed the DoD Information Network to unnecessary cybersecurity risks,” according to a new report published by the Defense Department inspector general today.
The Air Force is building a plan to move promotion tests for enlisted airmen online, a change in the works after the service recently lost dozens of completed paper exams en route to Texas. “It’s 2021, and the fact that we’re not electronic testing, I think, makes all of us as senior leaders absolutely crazy,” Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, said during a June 28 Facebook town hall.
The Air Force’s 67th Cyberspace Wing is experimenting with a new method for doling out tasks to defensive cyberspace operators.
The death of the Pentagon’s controversial cloud computing mega-contract likely puts Amazon and Microsoft in a new sort of partnership.
The U.S. Navy refueled an aircraft using an unmanned drone for the first time. The MQ-25 Stingray, which uses the Navy’s probe and drogue refueling system, refueled an F/A-18 Super Hornet near Illinois.