The report recognizes that nuclear weapons are "indispensable" to deter other nations from attacking the U.S. and allies with such weapons, but offer no other advantage over U.S. conventional military superiority.
The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced a bill May 14 that would fundamentally change the way the Defense Department handles military retirement. Part of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act outlines the provision, which would change the military's retirement plan from a defined benefit structure to a defined contribution, or 401k-style, plan.
In such circumstances, the People's Liberation Army would use cyberspace operations to not only achieve "information dominance," but disable an enemy's operations.
The Defense Department is not moving quickly enough on whistleblower retaliation investigations, says a May 7 Government Accountability Office report.
RIP, one of several DoD programs that's intended to accelerate the development and use of cutting-edge technologies as efficiently as possible, has gotten about $1.3 billion in congressional funding between fiscal years 2011 and 2015.
The head of the Defense Department rebuffed Republican lawmakers' attempt to use Overseas Contingency funding to bolster the DoD budget while still reducing spending for non-defense agencies.
After the Justice Department announced transgender federal employees would be added to the list of people that can't be discriminated against under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Defense Department should take a serious look at making the same change for military members, says an April 28 Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists.
Only about 58 percent of contracts the Defense Department awarded from fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2014 were procured through competition, says a May 1 Government Accountability Office report to Congress.
The Defense Department unveiled a new cyber strategy today that affirms its commitment to more effective deterrence in the cyber domain and the integration of offensive cyber options into combatant command plans.
The Obama administration largely supports both bills although it had some reservations regarding their liability protections. But civil liberties and privacy groups say they strongly opposed one bill sponsored by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.