Archive: Pentagon

Most DoD Supply Chain Technology Funding Goes To IT Sustainment, Report Says

The Defense Department spent nearly $80 billion on supply chain technology from fiscal years 2014 to 2017 and most of the spending, $57.8 billion, went toward sustaining information technology (IT), according to a recent report by the strategic research and advisory firm Govini. Annually, DoD is spending about $23 billion on supply chain technology with […]

So Far, Shift In Cyber Strategy Has Been Successful, Pentagon Official Says

Less than two months after the Trump administration and Defense Department released new cyber strategies that enable more offensive operations, the results so far are positive, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. The administration’s new strategy allows the government to “balance and assess risks” and make decisions faster and to “do so at the speed […]

Warner Optimistic Security Clearance Reform Will Pass Senate

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday said he thinks the chamber will pass legislation reforming the federal security clearance process. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) event that there is no controversy about a reform package he has advocated, noting it is bipartisan and […]

DoD Deploying 5,200 Troops, Equipment to U.S.-Mexican Border

The Department of Defense plans to deploy some 5,200 active duty troops to the southwestern border by the end of this week in support of Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) agents tracking a large group of migrants crossing through Mexico to seek asylum at the border, DoD and Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed Oct. […]

Initial Space Force Estimates for FY ’20 Budget Imminent

The Defense Department plans to have an initial cost estimate for Space Force efforts within the fiscal year 2020 budget request by next week, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Oct. 26. Speaking at the annual Military Reporters and Editors conference in Arlington, Va., Shanahan told reporters to put the previously reported estimate of $13 […]

Shanahan: DoD Following White House Request to Cut Billions from 2020 Budget

As the Defense Department works on its fiscal year 2020 (FY’20) budget request throughout the rest of this calendar year, it is doing so with the goal of meeting President Trump’s request to cut billions across agency budgets, the Pentagon’s number-two official said Oct. 26. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters that DoD is […]

New Fuel Tube Issues Ground Several F-35s For Second Time This Month

Following the Oct. 11 grounding of all F-35 Joint Strike Fighters due to a failed fuel tube in some aircraft, two additional fuel supply tubes have been identified as suspect and require inspection, the Pentagon’s joint program office said Oct. 25. “While the two additional fuel tubes have not failed, engineering data collected during the […]

White House to Study Defense Industry Infrastructure Following Recent Report

The White House plans to assess the current state of the U.S. defense industry’s infrastructure following the release of its inaugural defense industrial base report earlier this month, a senior administration official said Oct. 24. “It is long past time for an assessment … of our infrastructure,” said Peter Navarro, assistant to the president and […]

DoD Reveals Six Recommendations to Move Ahead with Space Force

The Pentagon’s second-highest civilian official presented several recommendations that would help the department build a path to a Space Force during a National Space Council public meeting Oct. 23. Representing the Department of Defense (DoD) at the meeting, held at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced six recommendations […]