Congressional Research Service

Navy and Marine Corps make drones a top priority

In a new campaign plan, the sea services say teaming traditional systems with unmanned ones will let them “rewrite the narrative” of maritime warfare.

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Jeff Neal

Civil service modernization is essential — here is one way to make it happen

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy awards contract for next generation of submarines expected to cost $110B

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Data organization is holding back the Advanced Battle Management System

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(U.S. Army photo by David Overson)Soldiers participate in equal opportunity training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 23, 2020. The 60-hour course is designed to prepare Soldiers to be equal opportunity advisers in their respective units. (U.S. Army photo by David Overson) (Photo Credit: David Overson)

Army releases five-year plan to better diversity, equality and inclusion

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DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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House IG tells committee to consider ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

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OTA

OTA gets $6M in startup funding under draft spending bill

Congress killed off the Office of Technology Assessment in the mid-90s, but members of the House Appropriations Committee have taken the first step toward…

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Commerce IG deems GAO staffing higher priority than OTA

Citing the Government Accountability Office’s plans to increase its capacity to conduct science and technology audits later this year, the Commerce Department’s…

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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, Mark Robbins, the sole member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, walks through the supply closet, pointing to boxes full of cases, in his office in Washington. Robbins reads through federal workplace disputes, analyzes the cases, marks them with notes and logs his legal opinions. He then passes them along to nobody. He’s the only member of a three-member board that legally can’t operate until the president and Congress give him at least one colleague.  (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Senate forces ‘first’ for MSPB as the agency loses all members

Merit Systems Protection Board has lost all members now, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take up legislation that would have extended the holdover term for the last remaining board member or hold a vote on the president’s two nominees.

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