The Cyber National Mission Force Commander says troops are actively participating in operations to protect the United States from cyber attacks.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other members are pushing Defense officials for a definitive policy on cyber attacks.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will invest in cyber, space and nuclear deterrence portfolios when creating the Air Force’s fiscal year 2017 budget.
The Pentagon is telling its senior leadership to get ready for another round of cutbacks to administrative spending. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work says he wants a plan on his desk to de-layer DoD’s organizational chart and also get better value from its service contracts. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu writes about it in this week’s edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook.
DoD’s investigation found one facility in Utah sent Anthrax to public and private labs in 20 states and seven countries over the last 10 years, and identified major inconsistencies in DoD’s handling of bioweapons. Military leaders ordered a new investigation of Army facility where the deadline bioagent originated from.
As part of its "third offset" strategy, the Pentagon says it needs a big focus on electronic warfare.
The Defense Business Board outlines three approaches for the Pentagon to save $125 billion across six administrative areas. Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work said the 90-day study will help his department improve productivity as sequestration looms.
The White House defense budget request is $38 billion over the limits set by sequestration. In an attempt to balance the increased funding, the Pentagon is pursuing pay and benefits reform, and another round of BRAC.
Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, sent a letter to Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) back in June detailing how Congress can help DoD improve its acquisition outcomes. The list includes stopping sequestration, continued support of workforce training and simplifying rules and regulations.
Today is the first official day on the job for Bob Work as deputy secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed him yesterday by voice vote. He's a known quantity at DoD. He left as deputy secretary of the Navy about a year ago. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says Work has a great reputation.
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