DoD says it wants public-private partnerships to form the basis of future space launches. But current congressional mandates are narrowly focused on breaking the decades-old habit of using Russian rocket engines.
The Pentagon and the IG charged with Afghanistan reconstruction oversight sparred Wednesday over alleged obstructions to the IG's probe into a controversial reconstruction program.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he plans to begin divesting the Joint Staff of some of its current responsibilities after the start of the new year.
Military undersecretaries have limited time to work as their branches' chief management officers before the next administration takes charge.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Navy to cut back on capacity and invest more in capability in a letter last week.
The National Security Agency is preparing for an organizational change that will prepare future leaders for global threats.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding hearings on less prominent Defense officials after a long stalemate over a congressional rule change.
Based on the work of two study groups, the Pentagon is likely to ask Congress to revise two key statutes underlying its personnel management system for military officers: the Goldwater-Nichols Act and the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act.
Defense experts urge the Senate Armed Services Committee to consider adding more flexibility to current promotional structures for military and civilian personnel. The Defense Officer Personnel Management Act, which Congress passed in 1980, is too outdated, they said.
The Defense Department is spending more money and getting less out of it, defense analysts told Congress.
Nearly 30 years after Congress passed the largest reform in Defense Department’s history via the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Senate on Tuesday reopened the topic of Pentagon organization in what may turn into another multi-year process of study and legislating over how the world's largest military force is managed.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged the rationale for reforms which centralized big decisions within the DoD acquisition system.
The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Congress sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday contains nearly 100 separate provisions intended to reform the Defense Department's acquisition system. But that’s just the start, say Capitol Hill’s top two Defense legislators.
The Senate Armed Services Committee called on the Defense Department to create a cyber defense policy. Members said they were concerned about a lack of definitive plans in case of a major cyber attack against the United States. All of this happened as the U.S. and China signed an agreement to stop cyber theft. Federal News Radio reporter Scott Maucione tells In Depth with Francis Rose more about Congress' concerns.