• Security Beefed Up at Installations

    Security Beefed Up at Installations0

    Bases in the continental United States are increasing security following three recent attacks, Politico reported. Northern Command has ordered installations “to immediately assess force protection measures and implement increased random security measures appropriate for their facilities.” Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ginnie Lee

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  • GAO Says DOD Needs Better Study of Bases’ Water Scarcity Risk

    GAO Says DOD Needs Better Study of Bases’ Water Scarcity Risk0

    DOD may be using unreliable data in its assessment that 102 installations are at risk of running out of water, the Government Accountability Office determined in a recent report. The Pentagon’s data varied across the services and department, GAO concluded, recommending a more thorough department-wide review. DOD concurred with GAO’s conclusion, Military.com reported. Army photo

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  • Esper: ‘Night Court’ Reviews Have Saved $5 Billion

    Esper: ‘Night Court’ Reviews Have Saved $5 Billion0

    DOD has identified $5 billion in savings during the first four months of the so-called “night court” review of fourth estate offices, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said over the weekend at the Reagan National Defense Forum, according to Defense News. “Within the department, we are implementing aggressive reforms to free up time, money and manpower

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  • NDAA May Move Fast After Deal on Space Force, Family Leave

    NDAA May Move Fast After Deal on Space Force, Family Leave0

    Democrats seem willing to create the Space Force as a sixth branch of the military in exchange for paid parental leave for all federal personnel, according to the Washington Post’s coverage of a National Defense Authorization Act deal that emerged over the weekend. Space Force was the White House’s top priority in the defense bill

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  • Appropriators Work Toward Deal Before Dec. 20 Shutdown

    Appropriators Work Toward Deal Before Dec. 20 Shutdown0

    The federal government is currently operating under a continuing resolution that expires at the end of next week. Members and staff of the House and Senate appropriations committees worked throughout the weekend in hopes of passing all 12 spending bills before the Dec. 20 deadline. House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said last week

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  • DOD to Review Base Security After Three Incidents

    DOD to Review Base Security After Three Incidents0

    The Navy will look for ways to upgrade security at installations following recent shootings at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and a fatal gate-running incident at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., Military.com reported. “These acts are crimes against all of us,” Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said

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