- Critical Supply Chain Task Force Releases Recommendationsby David Vergun on July 30, 2021 at 4:41 pm
The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force has released its final report with findings and recommendations — such as minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers — that would prevent future supply shortages, threats and vulnerabilities.
- Philippine President Restores Visiting Forces Agreement With U.S.by Jim Garamone on July 30, 2021 at 1:23 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has retracted the letter terminating the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.
- Guard Well-Equipped to Handle West Coast Wildfiresby C. Todd Lopez on July 29, 2021 at 9:33 pm
When wildfires happen out west, National Guard service members are there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the director of the National Guard said.
- DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training Through New Policies, Collaborationby DoD News on July 29, 2021 at 8:57 pm
The Defense Department is harnessing the potential of 3D printing to help warfighters maintain technological overmatch against strategic competitors.
- U.S., Vietnam Discuss COVID-19 Aid, New Program to Find War Deadby Jim Garamone on July 29, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III traveled to Vietnam to discuss the COVID-19 aid being provided by the U.S. and a new accounting initiative to help find those who died during the Vietnam War.
- DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Againby C. Todd Lopez on July 28, 2021 at 10:06 pm
The Defense Department directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta […]
- Exercise Tests DOD's Integrated Deterrenceby David Vergun on July 28, 2021 at 7:49 pm
The Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 focused on the Defense Department's domain awareness, integrated deterrence, information dominance and decision-making superiority, the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. […]
- Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teamsby Jim Garamone on July 28, 2021 at 2:52 am
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III took a break from security discussions in Singapore to congratulate U.S. service members competing in the Olympics and Paralympics.
- Defense Official Says Food Insecurity Is a Readiness, National Security Issueby Terri Moon Cronk on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm
Readiness in the armed forces comprises many factors, but food insecurity impacts physical and mental health, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy said.
- DOD Unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day Posterby C. Todd Lopez on July 27, 2021 at 9:47 pm
The Defense Department creates a poster each year in advance of POW/MIA Recognition Day, which highlights the department's ongoing efforts to provide the fullest possible accounting of the service members still missing from past conflicts.
- Spacecom Leader Discusses Value of Partnerships in Defending Spaceby David Vergun on July 27, 2021 at 8:58 pm
The commander of U.S. Space Command discussed the command's role and its reliance on a variety of partnerships at the McCrary Institute/Space Policy Institute's "Securing Space" discussion.
- Austin Discusses Need for Indo-Pacific Partnerships in the Futureby Jim Garamone on July 27, 2021 at 1:45 pm
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke of the need for partnerships to combat COVID-19 – relationships that are also necessary to create a stronger, more prosperous Indo-Pacific – one where no one nation calls the shots.
- Austin Emphasizes Partnership in Singapore Speechby Jim Garamone on July 27, 2021 at 12:28 pm
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III emphasized partnership with the United States during a speech in Singapore, saying America is a reliable friend to countries in Southeast Asia.
- Climate Change Has National Security Implications, DOD Official Saysby David Vergun on July 26, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Understanding and dealing with climate change is important to national security and, therefore, to the Defense Department, the senior climate advisor to the defense secretary said.
- DOD Focuses on Aspirational Challenges in Future Warfightingby David Vergun on July 26, 2021 at 8:26 pm
The Defense Department came up with a four-pronged concept to deter China and Russia from possible future aggression, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.