Defense

VA Systems are Vulnerable to Cyber Intrusions Due to Lack of Effective Oversight, Report Says

The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General's office said the agency is "leaving its systems vulnerable to compromise by impostors who may gain access to protected information."

Twice Accused of Sexual Assault, He Was Let Go by Army Commanders. He Attacked Again.

A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals that soldiers in the Army are more likely to be locked up ahead of trial for drug offenses than for sexual assault under a system that gives commanders control.

GovExec Daily: Telling the Story of the Fall of Kabul

Producer Bradley Hope joins the show to discuss a new podcast about the evacuation and Taliban takeover in 2021.

U.S. Announces Another $550M In Ukraine Military Aid

Funds will cover thousands of additional howitzer and HIMARS ammunition rounds

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In US Drone Strike, Biden Says

The strike “made good” on Biden’s promise to target terrorists after withdrawing from Afghanistan, an official said.

House Republicans Skip Abortion Hearing With Military Doctors, Troops

Witnesses shared personal stories and pleaded for Congress to protect abortion access, saying it will only get worse after Dobbs.

‘These People Don’t Care’: U.S. Senate GOP Stalls Bill for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Bipartisan legislation would expand health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic pits during deployments

Biden Picks Next Space Force Chief

If confirmed, the missileer and satellite operator would become the newest service’s second leader.

A Lack of Workers Is Hurting Supply Chains More than COVID, Defense Execs Say

An economic slowdown might be the only way to fill job vacancies, says Raytheon CEO.

The National Guard Is Considering a Major Expansion in the Indo-Pacific

In an interview, Gen. Dan Hokanson says Guard seeks to amplify its training presence because of China’s increased aggressiveness.

The Army Outlines Its Plan to Overcome the ‘Most Challenging’ Recruiting Era Since 1973

The service has already shrunk below the reduced end-strength goal it set with its 2023 budget request.

Cyber Looms Large in the House Defense Authorization Act

From establishing the National Digital Reserve Corps to setting term limits at CISA, here’s what you need to know about the tech and cyber amendments currently featured in the House version of the FY2023 NDAA.

Tampons and Tulips? Lawmakers Pitch 650 Amendments to Annual Defense Bill

Other proposed changes to the House defense authorization act would delay new ICBMs and hasten warship retirements.

The Army Has a New Plan to ‘Transform’ Soldier Health Care with Technology

Service leaders will boost research into synthetic blood, quantum computing, and more.

Will Republicans Cut Off Ukraine?

If control of Congress flips, a small but growing number of America-first lawmakers could derail American support for the war against Russia.

GovExec Daily: The Defense Department Will Continue Reproductive Health Procedures

Jacqueline Feldscher joins the podcast to discuss how the Pentagon is treating the Dobbs decision and abortion at its facilities.