Tag Archives: DoD

DoD Details Planned Cuts If Budget Caps Remain

Defense News — The Pentagon has laid out plans for how it would cut $66 billion in procurement and research-and-development projects between 2016 and 2019 should US defense spending caps remain in place. The cuts would affect dozens of Defense Department programs, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter, Boeing KC-46 aerial refueling plane […]

White House Pushes Budget Hike

Defense News — The White House and Pentagon, after weeks of back-and-forth debate, appear ready to expand the Defense Department’s budget starting in 2016. Administration officials are contemplating a $535 billion DoD budget in 2016, one source said, which is about $36 billion over the sequester cap. The administration would offset the defense increase in […]

DOD Readiness Depends on Workforce Diversity

American Forces Press — The Defense Department’s commitment to equity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that diversity is a readiness imperative that gives a strategic advantage, a senior DOD official said recently during the 10th annual National Latina Style symposium. Nearing the eve of National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from Sept. 15 to […]

Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

DoD Buzz — The Pentagon wants more funding to protect its computer networks from attack as Congress considers legislation to allow intelligence agencies to share information about potential threats with the private sector. The Defense Department’s spending on so-called cyberspace operations would jump 21 percent to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2014, which begins Oct. 1. […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me: America’s nukes are designed to comfort us, not scare the enemy

Foreign Policy — When Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter took the podium on March 1 to discuss the initial impact of sequestration, he said something very interesting. The Defense Department, Carter explained, would, at least for now, “strictly protect” two missions: The first, understandably enough, involves ongoing operations in Afghanistan. The second floored me. […]

Defense bill would require contractors to notify DoD of cyber intrusions

Foreign Policy — In case you missed it, buried inside the 2013 defense authorization bill is a clause that would require defense contractors to notify the Pentagon any time they have suffered a “successful penetration.” Section 936 of the bill requires that the Pentagon “establish a process” for defense contractors that have classified information on […]