Agency News: Department of Defense


Budget cuts, veto risk complicate defense appropriations bill

The House is getting ready to pass the 2013 defense appropriations bill, but the specter of sequestration -- and a possible veto -- loom over the funding plan.

Julie Kinn

Got an app for that? For combat vets, the answer is yes.

Mobile apps and cutting-edge technology are changing the way we care for our troops -- and maybe, someday, even the general public.

Americans overwhelmingly favor major defense cuts

Memo to DOD: Don't count on public support for avoiding budget cuts. Majorities of both parties favor DOD cuts, although they differ on just how much and exactly which programs should get trimmed, survey suggests.

DOD IG's Twitter followers to get early alerts

If you want to be the first to get alerts to new DOD IG reports, you'd better sign up for Twitter.

CBO predicts defense cost overruns

The DOD disputes a prediction that it will overspend its budget over the next five years, but calls for Congress to allow it more freedom to take cost-cutting measures.

DISA takes lead role in DOD cloud strategy

DOD's efforts to streamline and economize includes a move from duplicative silos to a more agile approach.

For DOD, trust may be the key to cost savings

Unraveling a bureaucracy built on suspicion could be part of the cure for DOD's ills, study suggests.

DOD rescinds report length limit after outcry

Saying rule was 'misinterpeted,' DOD will no longer impose length limits on reports to Congress.

New rule limiting length of DOD reports to Congress draws fire

Hill Republicans are condemning a new Pentagon policy limiting its reports to Congress to 10 pages.

DARPA names new director

Dr. Arati Prabhakar arrives most recently from Silicon Valley, but is no stranger to Washington.

NSA director warns of cyber threats

Gen. Keith Alexander cites need for access to information to thwart attacks.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

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