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Scott Maucione

Scott Maucione

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Scott Maucione is a defense reporter for Federal News Network and has worked in journalism for over a decade. He previously covered the Pentagon for Inside Defense. He received his B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Maryland and his Master’s from American University in applied politics. 

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DoD is still unbalanced on readiness, but is it trying to do too much?

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt) Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Defense officials say the Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and will issue new rules that broaden their access to medical care and gender transition. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

$715B defense budget takes flak from left and right

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(Photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)A Soldier helps a fellow Soldier onto the rooftop of a building in order to provide protective overwatch for another element of their patrol in Afghanistan Jan. 29, 2012. Army senior leaders recently discussed the importance of suicide prevention and recognizing warning signs after the service reported an increase in suicides among active-duty Soldiers in 2020. (Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)

Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

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DoD will release document highlighting military needs in 5G, software and data this spring

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/SmederevacAmerican soldier in military uniform preventing cyber attack in military intelligence center. An US officer intercepting messages to stop terrorism. Modern warfare system surveillance concept.

Pandemic telework has been a boon for DoD worker productivity, IG says

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint service operations across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

DoD entering a ‘paradigm shift’ in how it addresses, tracks brain injuries

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502nd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Sarayuth PinthongU.S. Air Force basic military training trainees are issued personal computers during in-processing as part of a pilot test under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partnership at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 11, 2019. The computers replace all hard copy

textbooks BMT trainees currently use with the intent to help BMT assess learning outcomes, value and return on investment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Air Force trying to diversify its largely white, male pilot corps with new strategy

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