Does the military need a separate service for cyber? Some lawmakers think so; DoD isn’t sure

DoD hasn’t yet weighed in with an official position on whether a notional “cyber force” should become a new seventh branch of the armed services, despite…

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Congress expands oversight for privatized military housing

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Congress greenlights expansion of Defense Department’s cyber workforce

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Defense Department raises rates in effort to hire, retain, child care workers

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Defense officials say a year-long continuing resolution would be ‘The Bad Place’

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Federal contractors are already thinking about December 16, when the continuing resolution expires

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Early morning summer sunrise as seen from the Lincoln Memorial while looking toward the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

Defense funding topline up in the air for 2023 after committees release bills

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The Capitol stands mostly quiet, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington. The House and Senate certified the Democrat's electoral college win early Thursday after a violent throng of pro-Trump rioters spent hours Wednesday running rampant through the Capitol. A woman was fatally shot, windows were bashed and the mob forced shaken lawmakers and aides to flee the building, shielded by Capitol Police. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

DoD sends Congress nearly triple the amount of annual reports it did 20 years ago

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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the crew of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer display their mascot from the cockpit window over the Middle East Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jerreht Harris via AP)

When the armed services practice air combat, they have to hire their enemies

Over the past few years, the Pentagon has spent $8 billion on contractors to supply planes and pilots to play enemy. Now those contracts are under review.

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FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, The Facebook app is shown on a smart phone in Surfside, Fla. Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Postal Service leadership reminds employees to follow online rules

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Pentagon is taking new precautions against Omicron. Postal Service leadership is advising employees to be careful about…

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Pentagon’s ponderous budget process is next target for Congressional reform

Several consecutive Defense policy bills have made changes to DoD’s acquisition rules. The latest NDAA tackles what might be a more consequential problem: Its outdated budgeting process.

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