It describes the concept of cyber electromagnetic activities as the overlap between electronic warfare – such as jamming – spectrum management and cyber operations. The term first appeared in official Army strategy documents in 2011, when it merited a mention in another Army field manual (.pdf) governing unified operations on land.
As the military deals with the growing demand for spectrum, it's also challenged by the need to relocate to different frequency bands and coordinate with spectrum users in foreign countries, Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler said.
The Defense Department will lead the hubs, which will receive $140 million in federal funding and a similar financial commitment from businesses and universities, the White House says. The Detroit-area institute will focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing, and the Chicago counterpart on digital manufacturing and design.
To reduce Defense Department costs for the fiscal 2015 budget, the agency will request increased healthcare copays, a 1 percent cap on raises and reduction to the subsidies military families get for housing and goods, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a Feb. 24 press briefing.
The Defense Department can't properly evaluate which military psychological health programs are working because their program evaluations aren't based on scientific evidence, a Feb. 20 Institute of Medicine report says.
An Air Force general announced Feb. 21 the launch later this year of a previously classified satellite "neighborhood watch" constellation that will surveil space for covert satellites and debris.
In the wake of recent military cheating scandal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will appoint a senior officer to oversee ethical issues at the Defense Department.
The Air Force headquarters has transitioned its unclassified email accounts to the Defense Department's cloud-based email system, DoD Enterprise Email.
Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a speech Feb. 7 that "when reform legislation is enacted, DHS must be prepared to implement reform. So to prepare for this potential outcome, I have already directed the deputy secretary of homeland security to coordinate the process, to ensure we are ready to implement the law." The speech, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., was Johnson's first major policy address since his confirmation in December.
A software defect that caused a joint Veterans Affairs and Defense Department self-service benefits portal to display personally identifiable information to other users accessing the system affected no more than 1,362 individuals, a VA officials told a House panel.