Category: Pentagon – U.S. Dept. of Defense

US Military Logistics Capabilities ‘Inadequate’ in Asia, Pentagon Warns

The U.S. Department of Defense said the logistics capabilities of the U.S. military are “inadequate” to counter possible hostilities in Asia, according to its April 2022 comptroller document. The document details the Pentagon’s proposed funding allocation of $6.1 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) through 2023, with a continued focus on China as the…


Pentagon to Build up Bases in Guam and Australia to Counter China

The United States military will be focusing on the upgrade and expansion of military bases in Guam and Australia to counter China’s military build-up in the Indo–Pacific region, the Pentagon said, following a review of U.S. troops and weapons around the world released on Nov. 29. The Pentagon’s global defense review also called for the…


Pentagon Implements Continuous Security Vetting on All Clearance Holders

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has successfully enrolled all Defense Department clearance holders—service members, civilians, and contractors, a total of 3.6 million people—in a continuous security vetting program. The continuous vetting system is part of the Trusted Workforce 2.0, an initiative that will provide continuous vetting for all government personnel, not limited to…


NDAA Amendments Seek to Reform Pentagon’s ‘Revolving Door’

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that 14 major military contractors have hired 1,718 former senior Pentagon officials over a five-year span. A group of good-governance advocates are pushing reforms seeking to prevent potential conflicts of interest posed by this activity. The Sept. 9 GAO report found that of 1,497,882 people who left…


Pentagon: Service Members Can Request Exceptions to COVID Vaccine Mandate

A Pentagon spokesperson said military service members could request exceptions to the soon-to-be-mandated COVID-19 vaccines, which would be determined by individual military service regulations. “There is a religious exemption possibility for any mandatory vaccine, and there’s a process that we go through to counsel the individual both from a medical and from a command perspective…


Pentagon: Service Members Can Request Exceptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A Pentagon spokesperson said military service members could request exceptions to the soon-to-be-mandated COVID-19 vaccines, which would be determined by individual military service regulations. “There is a religious exemption possibility for any mandatory vaccine, and there’s a process that we go through to counsel the individual both from a medical and from a command perspective…


Pentagon: Service Members Can Request Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

U.S. military service members will be allowed to seek an exemption to the soon-to-be-mandated COVID-19 vaccines, which would be determined by individual military service regulations, a Pentagon spokesperson said. “There is a religious exemption possibility for any mandatory vaccine, and there’s a process that we go through to counsel the individual both from a medical and…


Pentagon: Service Members Can Request Exemptions From COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

U.S. military service members will be allowed to seek an exemption from the soon-to-be-mandated COVID-19 vaccines, which would be determined by individual military service regulations, a Pentagon spokesperson said. “There is a religious exemption possibility for any mandatory vaccine, and there’s a process that we go through to counsel the individual both from a medical and…


Biden Administration Announces Funding for the Increased Production of COVID-19 Home Test

Andy Slavitt, senior adviser on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, announced Monday that The Department of Defense (DOD) and The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are funding a project that will make home tests for COVID-19 available to millions of people by the end of 2021. The Biden administration awarded $231.8 million…


Biden Administration to Fund Increased Production of COVID-19 Home Test

Andy Slavitt, senior adviser on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, announced Monday that The Department of Defense (DOD) and The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are funding a project that will make home tests for COVID-19 available to millions of people by the end of 2021. The Biden administration awarded $231.8 million…