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April 12, 2019

DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity

Updates to the Defense Department’s transgender policy now take effect, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.

April 11, 2019

Reserve Components Are Focused on Readiness, Leaders Say

Readiness was a top priority for both the National Guard and the services’ Reserve components when planning budgets for fiscal year 2020, their leaders told Congress.

April 11, 2019

Defense Leaders: Space Force Would Build, Accelerate American Space Capabilities

A United States Space Force would build on and accelerate the advantage the U.S. Air Force has given the American military in space, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

April 10, 2019

DOD Comptroller: Overmatch Against China, Russia Critical

The fiscal year 2020 defense budget request is a “strategy-driven budget,” the Defense Department’s comptroller said during a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee.

April 9, 2019

Shanahan: Next Big War May Be Won or Lost in Space

The acting defense secretary spoke during the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, an event that brought representatives from the space community to one place to discuss and focus attention on space-related issues and promote dialogue.

April 9, 2019

DOD Official: ‘Intense Campaign’ Addressing Military Housing Issues

The assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, told lawmakers recently that the military services are aware of problems in privatized housing and have embarked on a series of house calls to let families know they’re going to fix issues they find.

April 8, 2019

Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries

At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.

April 8, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Could Aid Future Background Investigators

In the future, artificial intelligence could augment the background investigative work performed by humans, cutting the time it takes and providing a more realistic, in-depth and realistic profile of the individual, the technical director for research and development and technology transfer at the Defense Security Service’s National Background Investigative Services said.

April 4, 2019

Top Service Lawyers: Commanders Crucial to Attacking Sexual Assault, Harassment

The armed services are relentless in attacking the problem of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and experience shows that commanders must be part of that attack, the service judge advocates general told the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.

April 4, 2019

Patient Care Will Remain Steadfast Despite Staff Cuts, DHA Director Says

Given proposed military medical staffing reductions, the Defense Health Agency and the services are working together closely so access to care and availability of health services are consistently maintained for beneficiaries, the DHA director said on Capitol Hill.

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