In today's Federal Newscast, the Army, Navy and Air Force said they’re establishing a “tenant’s bill of rights” to help military members deal with cases of substandard on-base housing.
After a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military housing, the Air Force is inspecting all of its on-base, privatized housing.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) asked the Defense Department for information on how it will fix derelict homes on bases in his home state, this after a news report detailed serious hazards in military housing nationwide.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the Trump administration's plan to cut federal funding to public school districts that include military bases and Native American reservations.
The Defense Department may update its smart device policy after a map showed troops' exercise patterns.
Congress and the Government Accountability Office are asking new questions about the long-term viability of the Military Privatized Housing Initiative.
A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.
Pentagon and Congressional defense leaders worry military bases, especially large test ranges, are potential targets for spying by foreign governments. That's why they want to know who their neighbors are and what they are doing so close to DOD camps and bases. Brian Lapore is the director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained why it's important to understand who owns and occupies the land surrounding training ranges.
Spending for military bases takes a backseat in the Defense Department's 2015 budget.
The creation of sustainable installations will be largely dependent on future base realignment and closures or BRAC, said Dr. Dorothy Robyn, the department's deputy undersecretary for installations and environment.
Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, joins Pentagon Solutions to discuss the Energy Initiatives Task Force, which focuses on creating large renewable energy projects on military bases.