The Pentagon and U.S. Cyber Command have blocked the use of telecommunications equipment produced by the global Chinese company Huawei Technologies over cyber spying fears, according to congressional testimony last week.
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work this week outlined the Pentagon’s plan for deterrence against cyberattacks from nation states such as China, Russia and North Korea.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military needs to improve its ability to deter attacks on its computer networks, and is working to make it more costly for U.S. adversaries, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
If it weren’t for the large sample size, you would think that the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly have been accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 27% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 49% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey. Agreement with, “Overall my quality of life is good or excellent,” dropped from 91% agreement in 2009 to 56% in 2014, and President Obama’s personal approval rating was an eye-catching 15%.
After initially refusing to provide details, the Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a Chinese jet made an unsafe pass near a U.S. RC-135 surveillance jet last week.
The Pentagon is facing sharp scrutiny from lawmakers for reportedly punishing U.S. soldiers who tried to prevent the sexual abuse of children in Afghanistan, according to a letter sent Monday to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey.
The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $22,000 to write a 14-page report on climate change, which the Pentagon says is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
The Family Research Council (FRC) released a statement to urge the Pentagon to focus on military readiness and not transgender policy.
U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday successfully defended their bid to avoid across-the-board budget caps by using some $38 billion in “emergency” war funding to expand military spending.
Iran is continuing to develop missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons despite an interim agreement on its nuclear programs, according to a Pentagon report.