Policy

Trump’s plan to purge federal employees draws fire

The former president's vow to gut civil-service protections at the Pentagon and elsewhere is "all about patronage and loyalty," one senator says.

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US may cut info-warfare assets as China, Russia expand influence ops

Key psyops units may get squeezed by a Pentagon effort to trim special-operations forces.

Air Force’s pitch to retirees: Come back! No bonus or promotion, though

Service revives program to plug manning holes. But will anyone take the jobs?

All Pentagon contracts should secure data rights, says advisory board

The Defense Innovation Board would like Congress to "enshrine DOD data access and rights in all vendor agreements.”

Army aims to double 155mm shell production by October

But hitting next year’s goal of 100,000 shells per month will require Congress to approve a Ukraine aid bill.

New Army space plan anticipates 'operator'-level space capabilities, general says

The new Army Space and Missile Defense Command leader also praised the use of Coyote anti-drone interceptors.

Army prep course has graduated 15,000 potential soldiers amid recruiting slump

With less than 30 percent of young Americans eligible for military service, the course aims to boost potential recruits' physical and academic scores.

Inside Space Force's budget priorities and spending patterns

In the past 12 months, the youngest service has awarded contracts worth an estimated $11.9 billion.

Drones, armor lead new efforts by Ukraine’s foreign backers

The Pentagon-led Ukrainian Defense Contact Group seeks to keep Kyiv “ahead of the curve.”

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The secret history of the Air Force One shadow fleet

Service officials do not acknowledge the existence of four of the world's most prominent Boeing 757s.

Senate inches toward another two-tiered stopgap spending bill

Facing a shutdown at the end of the week, Congress aims to push the deadlines into early March.

A thumbs-up for State's 3-year-old cyber bureau

GAO says the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy has “helped to better position State to achieve its cyber diplomacy goals.”

Government should tell people when they're talking to a bot, House lawmakers say

A bipartisan group of House members rolled out companion legislation to an existing Senate bill.

CNO: US Navy is having a 1930s moment

Franchetti highlights “warfighting” and “warfighters” as key priorities.

How Space Force is raising its cyber defenses

The newest service is building in-house cyber teams but also needs to work more closely with U.S. Cyber Command, a deputy chief of space operations says.