After Agent Orange and Gulf War syndrome, the next set of maladies affecting service members is shaping up to be burn pits, toxic fires used to get rid of waste materials during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department publishes the ratings of its 130 community living centers.
After a second wave of cuts to the Marine Corps’ Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program, only about one third of the UPFRP offices will remain.
The Defense Department says it could cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make facilities secure and that’s a conservative estimate.
The National Restaurant Association recently gave out this year’s military food service awards.
Stew Magnuson, editor-in-chief of National Defense Magazine, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss artificial intelligence, army robotics, hypersonic missiles and other advances in military technology.
Gen. Glenn Walters, the Marine Corps assistant commandant, said less than 0.5 percent of the Marine total force is “truly non-deployable.”
The Marine Corps formally establish Cyberspace Occupational Field, including seven specific military cyber specialties.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients to report the findings of any sexual harassment investigation against a researcher.
The Defense Department is working hard this year on an audit it will almost certainly fail, but DoD leaders say the review offers valuable insight into how the Pentagon spends and operates.
Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Modly believes the key to implementing the new national defense strategy, not to mention prevailing in any future conflicts, is agility.
Marines still aspire to let troops bring their own devices to work, but the corps’ top IT official says its current mobility strategy is “on the wrong trajectory.”
The Marine Corps wants to add cyber training to boot camp and has new incentives for civilian hires.
The Defense Department is making some changes to meet its readiness challenges, but it needs more support from Congress and civilian government.