military readiness

A big appetite for armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

Every year the Pentagon develops a global force management plan to determine how it will deploy assets around the world. But the Defense Department’s regional…

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Defense agencies need accountability, reasoning in readiness technology

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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

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

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Is the Pentagon spending all it can to stay competitive?

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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. While the price of almost any good or service can be found online, most Americans don’t know what they’ll owe for a prescription medication until they get it. Unexpected costs contribute to the estimated 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions that are never filled, which can lead to health problems from untreated medical conditions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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

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Should the military go keto? Obesity still a problem for troops

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GSA awards new contract to help federal awards process run smoother

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FILE - This Sept. 2, 2015, file photo shows an F-35 jet arriving at its new operational base at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, a cutting-edge plane that costs about $100 million each. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

DoD audit uncovers millions of dollars in unaccounted-for spare parts

The Pentagon and its inspector general said recent discoveries of tens of millions of dollars in uncatalogued parts offer concrete evidence of the audit’s…

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DoD 2020 budget puts heavy emphasis on development of emerging technologies

The $750 billion defense budget request for 2020 asked Congress for almost $104 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) fund.

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Congressman takes aim at federal travel with series of bills

In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) said he is on a “journey” to make sure federal agencies don’t abuse federal travel plans.

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