The Defense Department has released its annual Department of Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) on Jan. 29. The report catalogues major U.S. weapons systems and presents an assessment of the all the service’s acquisitions that can tend to be highly critical.
The service’s often contest the findings of DOT&E as dated criticisms or a reiteration of known ongoing problems with weapon’s programs. Read More
U.S. Marine Pfc. John Evans assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 4 (CLB 4) distributes water on Nov. 23, 2013 to Palo residents affected by Typhoon Haiyan. US Navy Photo
The following is the Jan. 03, 2014 revision to the U.S. Military’s Foreign Humanitarian Assistance doctrine.
This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations. Read More
Popular support of the U.S. military over the last few decades has helped lead to an increase in personnel-related costs across the force. If left unchecked, these increasing costs will overwhelm the Defense Department budget. Yet, there is no political will in Congress to implement change. Read More
The Pentagon is set to rollout its fiscal year 2015 budget submission on March 4.
“The President’s 2015 Budget will be released on March 4,” wrote Steve Posner, a spokesman for the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, in an email statement. Read More
An artists concept of the Coast Guard livery on the C-27J Spartan.
The Coast Guard is pleased with the potential of 14 C-27J Spartan cargo aircraft entergin the service from the U.S. Air Force, USCG’s Atlantic area commander said during an address at the Surface Naval Association 2014 symposium in Crystal City, Va. on Thursday.
Longbow AGM-114L Hellfire
The Navy is not closing the door on integrating an Army missile into the weapons package for the sea service’s Littoral Combat Ship surface warfare mission package. Read More
US Naval Academy
From the Pentagon report: Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies Academic Program Year 2012-2013, released on Jan. 10. 2014.
At each of the three academies there is evidence that some cadets and midshipmen disregarded academy policies and practices in these areas and engaged in gender-related misbehavior and misconduct, targeting fellow cadets and midshipmen as the focus of crude and offensive language and sexist comments. Read More
The following are slides from a Jan. 7, 2014 briefing from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO): Approaches to Reducing Federal Spending on National Defense. Read More
MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679)
The first batch of Syrian chemical weapons have been moved out of the war-ravaged country in order to be destroyed, United Nations officials announced on Tuesday. Read More
The following is from the Department of Defense’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2038.
Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton. US Navy Photo
Unmanned systems continue to deliver new and enhanced battlefield capabilities to the warfighter. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, a number of factors will influence unmanned program development in the future. Read More