Defense

Coronavirus Hampering Defense Contractor Operations, Reader Survey Finds

It’s harder to win business amid a pandemic, said one-third of industry respondents in a Defense One reader survey.

62% Disapprove of Trump’s Coronavirus Response, Reader Survey Finds

Most respondents feel “less safe” because of the president’s actions. Esper gets higher marks, but many fear premature reopening.

A ‘Mass Breakout’ of ISIS from Syrian Prisons Remains a Risk, Pentagon Watchdog Says

The coalition has had “little or no direct access” to the facilities since Turkey’s October invasion.

Coronavirus Not Slowing Russian, Chinese Space Activities, US General Says

Meanwhile, the U.S. has delayed several launches amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

GovExec Daily: Defense Firms Are Hiring During the Pandemic

Defense One's Marcus Weisgerber joins the podcast to discuss way firms like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are trying to staff up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Hits Top US Officials

Senior officials in the White House and the Pentagon are now sidelined by the virus.

Why the Military Can Use Emergency Powers to Treat Service Members with Trial COVID-19 Drugs

Army physicians are turning to drugs approved for other conditions or newly developed treatments such as the antiviral Remdesivir to treat infected personnel.

FBI Got Everything It Asked for in DNC Investigation, Refuting ‘Missing Server’ Myth

New transcripts released by the House intelligence committee shed light on Russia’s interference in 2016 election.

U.S. Defense Firms Hiring Thousands Amid Record Unemployment  

Pentagon spending on missiles, satellites, and nuclear weapons fuels a production boom, as firms fight off commercial aerospace downturn.

Is the Military Prepared to Handle COVID-19 Within Its Ranks?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may force the United States military to shift its priorities back toward public health.

The Air Force’s Secret Space Plane Is Part of A Plan to One Day Shoot Microwaves to Earth

The experiment would be part of a long history of testing microwaves for power transmission.

Trump's Intelligence-Chief Nominee Vows to 'Speak Truth to Power'

GOP lawmakers are seeking to speed up Rep. John Ratcliffe’s nomination, but his careful answers did not appear to satisfy skeptics.

Fear Not the Tracing Apps, Fear How Little They Will Say

Human-mobility data will play a big role in efforts to understand the pandemic over the summer. It will have serious limitations.

State Dept. Reroutes Peacekeeping Gear To Coronavirus Fight In Africa

The move shows how the virus has refocused U.S. security policy.

Esper Says Pentagon Is Bracing for a 'New Normal' That Lasts 'An Extended Period of Time'

"What do we do over the next 6, 12, 18 months?" the defense secretary asked at a Monday virtual event.