The Pentagon’s complicated and time-consuming acquisition process impedes the United States’ ability to innovate and keep up with China’s technology development, several experts said last week. Read More
U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. John Aquilino is the Biden administration pick to be the next head of all U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. Read More
The following is the March 4, 2021 Department of Defense memo from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Message to the Force Read More
About three months into distribution, a little less than half of active-duty sailors have received at least the initial dose of one of two COVID-19 vaccines, according to Navy data provided to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the March 2021 Pentagon report, Study on Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Readiness of Members of the Armed Forces. Read More
This post and headline have been updated with additional information from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Naval Academy midshipmen would need be eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccinations starting the last week of March “to preserve the safe and healthy bubble” they will enter in the fleet this summer, the superintendent told a House panel Tuesday. Read More
Questions about China’s defense spending, programs and systems – and the Pentagon’s response – dominated a Wednesday House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing on future U.S. defense spending trends. Read More
This story has been updated to include a statement from a Pentagon spokesperson.
The Pentagon is performing a “budget relook” of the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 proposal, with Navy shipbuilding topping the list of items for reassessment, USNI News has learned. Read More
China, Russia, North Korea and Iran’s continued investment in modernizing cruise, ballistic and hypersonic missiles has left the United States “not in a very good position,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs said Tuesday. Read More
The following is the Feb. 22, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More