Department of Defense


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 Department

The Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.


A sailor conducts maintenance on the Phalanx CIWS close-in weapon system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2013, during the Department of Defense's tour deemed Navy 101. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Missile Defense System Successfully Tested Over Pacific

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched Tuesday night over the Pacific Ocean.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.


US army soldier guards US military base Camp Phoenix in Kabul (Photo credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

DoD: Half Of US Military Bases Lack Required Voter Assistance Offices

A new report by the Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general reveals that approximately half of U.S. military bases lack legally required facilities designed to assist service members through the voting process.


Photo of the Cheetah robot. (credit: DARPA)

Defense Department Creates Robot That Outruns Olympian Usain Bolt

Don’t blink. A robot created by the Department of Defense can now run faster than Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.