Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Austin creates safe haven for transgender troops as DoD solidifies policy

The Defense secretary put a halt to Trump-era actions against transgender service members.

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When fixing Navy readiness problems, money helps. But so does data.

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Are drug ingredients made in China a risk to troops? Two lawmakers think so

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GSA awards new contract to help federal awards process run smoother

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts/Released)

DoD 2020 budget puts heavy emphasis on development of emerging technologies

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, including 26 white chairs each painted with a cross and and rose, is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Republican leaders in gun-friendly Texas are stamping down the prospects of 'red flag' laws that would let enforcement seize some firearms from people who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Gun control advocates hoped for an opening after mass shootings at the church and high school within 6 months of each other. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

New report highlights Air Force mistakes in mass shooter’s background check

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department’s Inspector General says the Air Force missed certain steps that could have prevented last year’s mass…

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Jared Serbu: DoD says building up military readiness is a top priority

Defense officials say each military services has its own readiness recovery plan, and they promise to be transparent with Congress about progress.

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