Department of Defense

Obama Orders Review Of Government Response To Overseas HostagesPresident Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government responds when American citizens are taken hostage by terrorists overseas, including protocol for how families of those being held captive are kept informed.
Defense Department Awards Lockheed Martin $914M Space Fence ContractThe Space Fence is the U.S. Air Force’s next generation space surveillance system currently being developed by Lockheed Martin.
US Cites 'Grave Harm To National Security,' Urges Less Public Info On Drone StrikesThe U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.
Hagel To Speak At Naval Academy Graduation Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the scheduled graduation speaker for the U.S. Naval Academy.
Soldier Sues Army For $100 Million Over Tattoo RulesIt’s been a busy week for the Department of Defense with calls for a review of new military regulations concerning appearance that one soldier is even suing over.
Pentagon Reviews Will Focus On Military Medals The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.
Documents Reveal Chaotic Military Sex-Abuse Record At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America's largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military.
Study: Fleets Of Unmanned, 3D-Printed Drones The Future Of WarfareThe future of military warfare will be decided by specialized robots, guided munitions and fleets of 3D-printed, remote-controlled drones in the not-too-distant future, according to a report from national security think-tank, the Center for a New American Security.
Pentagon Honors Fort Detrick Vaccine Researcher The Pentagon is honoring a scientist at Fort Detrick in Frederick with its top award for career civilian employees.
Study: $321M In Wasted Tech SpendingThe U.S. Government Accountability Office has identified a series of duplicated tech investments totaling nearly $321 million in possibly wasted spending from three federal agencies.
DOD: Va. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan The Pentagon says a 37-year-old soldier from Virginia has been killed in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.
UMUC Gets $250M Contract With Defense DepartmentThe Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.