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Defense, Health Care, Industry

Biden highlighting federal ‘surge’ to help weather omicron

January 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government’s efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the spike in coronavirus cases and staff shortages due to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Starting next week, 1,000 military […]


Defense, Health Care, Industry

Japan asks US forces to stay on base as COVID-19 cases jump

January 6, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Thursday asked that the U.S. military in Japan stay inside its bases to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Hayashi said he spoke on the phone with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and […]


Defense, Industry, Workforce

Capitol Police Chief says force sure ‘to get tested again’

January 5, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is making progress in resolving “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress. “We’re […]


Defense, Industry

Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

December 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, including a 2.7% pay raise for service members, for 2022. The NDAA authorizes a 5% increase in military spending, and is the product […]


Defense, Industry

Across services, troops face discipline for refusing vaccine

December 17, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

All of the U.S. military services have now begun disciplinary actions and discharges for troops who have refused to get the mandated coronavirus vaccine, officials said, with as many as 20,000 unvaccinated forces at risk of being removed from service. […]


Defense, Industry

How brothers in arms plotted theft, sale of US Army weaponry

December 16, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Packed with rifles and explosives, the SUV hurtled down a Florida interstate beneath bright blue autumn skies, passing other motorists with little notice. It was November 2018, and the driver, Tyler Sumlin, was uncomfortable. Clammy. The husky, bearded former U.S. […]


Defense, Industry

Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts

December 15, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Some U.S. soldiers and National Guardsmen will be allowed to carry their own cellphones and other devices on missions next year, under an expanded Army pilot program that seeks to understand the risks of bringing some commercial technologies onto the […]


Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Biden expressed ‘deep concerns’ to Putin over Ukraine, White House says

December 8, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. and its European allies have “deep concerns” about Russia’s buildup of troops near Ukraine, warning the Russian leader that the U.S. would pursue “strong economic and other measures” in the […]


Defense, Health Care, Industry

Governor, AG sue Defense Department over vaccine requirement

December 3, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Oklahoma’s Republican governor and the state attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, challenging the Defense Department’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the Oklahoma National Guard. In a statement, Gov. Kevin Stitt argued that the Biden administration’s defense secretary, Lloyd […]


Defense, Industry

Harris calls for new international rules for space after Russia blows up satellite

December 1, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday said Russia’s “irresponsible act” last month of blowing up one of its satellites demands a more robust global effort to adopt rules of behavior in orbit to protect national security and defend growing commerce. […]