Defense

Pentagon Logistics Agency Sold Sensitive Military Surplus to GAO Sleeper Purchasers

Fictional law enforcement agency successfully bought items ranging from night vision goggles to small arms.

DIUx Wins Support — and More Cash — from Trump’s Pentagon

The vice chair of the Joint Chiefs touted an effort to track North Korean missile launcher, while the military’s new weapons buyer called it a good model for developing and acquiring capabilities.

The Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia.

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Two U.S. private security contractors investigate a site in Iraq in 2004.

The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.

 Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone talks at the 2nd Annual Defense One Tech Summit on July 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units

Brigades are working out various ideas at training centers, says the head of the service’s Cyber Command.

If The U.S. Really Wants To Go To Mars, Elon Musk Knows How To Bring Down The Price

It would take a little old-fashioned competition and a lot less government control.

Airmen from the 51st Security Forces Squadron secure the wing headquarters building during a training exercise at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Mislabeled Weapons Raise Risk of Accidental Explosions in South Korea

Pentagon IG says the Air Force incorrectly recorded weights of explosives at military storage facilities.

Pentagon Watchdog Compiles Recommendations That Could Save $34 Billion

The Defense Department is processing more than 1,200 open IG remedies.

  The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2014.

U.S. Won't Launch a Military Space Corps—For Now

Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons testing has raised the profile of space conflict in recent years.

Col. Drew Cukor, Chief, Algorithmic Warfare Cross Function Team, ISR Operations Directorate, Warfighter Support, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, speaks with Defense One's Marcus Weisgerber in Washington, D.C., on July 13.

How Will The Pentagon Create Its AIs? The Algorithmic-Warfare Team Is Charting a Path

Over the next 36 months, an algorithmic-warfare team will draw up a model for splitting the work between government and industry.

The US Must Rethink How It Uses Special Operators, Says Incoming SOLIC Secretary

Strained by war, the military’s elite units can’t grow any faster nor deploy slower. Something in their mission set must give.

White House Objects to Ban on New BRAC in Defense Bill

No veto threatened, but Trump team seeks savings in base closures.

Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul on Tuesday.

Ceasefire or No, U.S. and Russia Remain ‘A Second or Two Away’ from Accidental War Over Syria

The head of Air Combat Command says one mistake by a pilot in an advanced warplane could mean an unintended escalation in Syria.

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