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Defense, Industry

Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

June 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the hunt […]


Defense, Industry

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

June 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to specifically address whether the U.S. […]


Defense, Industry

UK halts trials of new tanks that vibrate and can’t go fast

June 3, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The British military said Thursday that it paused trials of its new fleet of tanks, after a newspaper reported the vehicles can’t travel safely at more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) an hour or reverse over obstacles more than 8 […]


Defense, Industry

More top officials say DoD needs to stop overclassifying, call it a vestige of the Cold War

May 26, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

More top space and intelligence officials are calling for the Pentagon to ease how much it classifies documents, calling the practice a vestige of the Cold War. Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, associate director of operations for the Geospatial Intelligence Agency, […]


Defense, Industry

US general to recommend post-withdrawal plan for Afghanistan

May 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Wednesday he will make recommendations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in early June on how to monitor and fight terrorist groups in Afghanistan from beyond its borders after all American forces […]


Defense, Industry

Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

May 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli […]


Defense, Industry

Biden’s DoD will huddle about how to replace CMO position

May 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Pentagon is preparing for its future without a chief management officer position, a role Congress eliminated in this year’s defense authorization act. Michael McCord, the nominee to be the next Defense Department comptroller, said if he’s confirmed, part of […]


Defense, Industry

Biden Nominee for Pentagon Weapons Buyer Under Investigation

April 29, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Department of Defense Inspector General is looking into allegations that a Biden nominee tapped to be the Pentagon’s chief acquisitions officer circumvented federal hiring regulations during his tenure at a DOD technology incubator. Michael Brown was nominated April 2 […]


Defense, Health Care, Industry

Defense Health Program facing $1.8B budget shortfall for 2021

April 21, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Defense Department’s health program is running a significant deficit halfway into the 2021 fiscal year, and efforts are underway in the Pentagon to make up for the shortfall. Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, […]


Defense, Industry

US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

April 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance has agreed to withdraw its roughly 7,000 non-American forces from Afghanistan to match U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to pull all American troops from the country starting on May 1. Stoltenberg said the […]