DefenseAlert - 04/17/2013
While the Defense Department is moving to conduct congressionally required environmental site surveys for ground-based interceptor bases on the U.S. East Coast, a final assessment about whether such installations will be needed in the first place has yet to be made, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told lawmakers.
DefenseAlert - 04/10/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- The Air Force has resumed full-capacity missile-warning coverage at a radar site in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska due to North Korea's recent ballistic missile threats, according to the chief of the Air Force's space mission.
Inside the Pentagon - 03/28/2013
Lawmakers want the defense secretary to submit a report on the policies and procedures across the department concerning information gathered from unmanned vehicles in the national airspace.
DefenseAlert - 02/07/2013
The Army will base a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, for the next several years, according to defense officials.
Inside the Pentagon - 12/20/2012
The Defense Department is planning investments in polar communications in fiscal year 2014 and beyond to address an Arctic capability gap identified by U.S. Northern Command, according to command officials.
DefenseAlert - 11/21/2012
The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $120 million development and testing contract to Huntsville, AL-based deciBel Research, Inc., to work on the Cobra Dane and other upgraded early warning radars.
Inside the Army - 11/19/2012
The Army is looking for a contractor to support the deployment of a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor system at a site within the United States for a combatant command exercise, according to a request for information posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website on Oct. 26.
Inside the Air Force - 11/09/2012
The Government Accountability Office is recommending that the Air Force work with the Department of Homeland Security on finding a cost-effective way for the Civil Air Patrol to help with homeland security missions.
Inside the Pentagon - 11/01/2012
The Pentagon needs to improve coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, particularly to bolster plans for dealing with cyber attacks, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Inside the Pentagon - 09/13/2012
The Pentagon should build a missile defense site in the Northeast United States to help protect the nation from potential threats from Iran, a move that would take about six years from initial authorization to completion, according to recommendations in a new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences.
Inside the Army - 08/20/2012
Results of this year's U.S. Army North-run training exercise to simulate response procedures in the event of a domestic nuclear terrorist attack showed that improvements could be made in the areas of response time and training sustainment, according to USARNORTH's deputy commanding general.
Inside the Navy - 06/18/2012
The Navy and Coast Guard plan to host a symposium on the Arctic in September at the Naval War College to identify and prioritize arctic capabilities and needs within the next five years, according to Cmdr. Blake McBride, Arctic affairs officer for Task Force Climate Change.
Inside the Air Force - 06/08/2012
A deteriorating Air Force radar system that tracks drug smuggling in the Caribbean has prompted Puerto Rico Del. Pedro Pierluisi (D) to bypass the Defense Department in his search for the resources to keep the system running.
Inside the Pentagon - 06/07/2012
Senate authorizers want the defense secretary to provide annual reports on the Pentagon's progress on research and development to integrate unmanned drones into the national airspace and related funding needs.
Inside the Pentagon - 05/31/2012
House authorizers and appropriators disagree on whether the Pentagon should develop a multimillion-dollar East Coast missile defense system, but there is no formal process for reconciling such differences, according to House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing.
Inside the Pentagon - 03/08/2012
U.S. Southern Command and its partners lack the maritime assets needed to stop two-thirds of the traffickers they track, the command's top general said.
Inside the Army - 01/23/2012
Army Secretary John McHugh has issued a new policy Army unmanned aerial vehicle operators must follow when flying these systems outside restricted military air space in U.S. skies.
Inside the Navy - 01/16/2012
As the Coast Guard continues to build the National Security Cutter, the fiscal year 2013 budget shouldn't be "too terrible" for the service, according to Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, who spoke last week at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium in Arlington, VA.
DefenseAlert - 12/16/2011
The Department of Homeland Security plans to acquire a Wide Area Aerial Surveillance System to patrol U.S. borders, leveraging a capability rapidly developed by the Air Force to fight the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan by giving operators the ability to monitor an area the size of a small town with an "unblinking eye."
Inside the Pentagon - 12/01/2011
Senators are weighing a variety of amendments to the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill, including provisions that would codify audit-readiness dates, prohibit cost-type contracts and call for more cybersecurity cooperation between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security.
- CRS Report On Legality Of Integrating Drones Into Domestic Airspace
- CRS Report On Drones In Domestic Surveillance Operations
- CRS Report On Coast Guard Cutter Procurement
- DOD Policy Memo On Support Of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies
- CRS Report On The Military's Role In Securing U.S. Borders
- GAO Report On DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Basing Decision
- House Hearing On UAS Operations In The National Airspace System
- Army Field Manual On 'Airspace Control'
- CRS Report On Homeland Security Definitions
- GAO Report On The Civil Air Patrol
- DOD IG Memo On CONUS-Based Nuclear Response Task Force Programs Audit
- GAO Report On DOD Homeland Defense And Civil Support Guidance
- GAO Report On Coast Guard Legacy Vessels
- MDA, Air Force Environmental Assessment Of Clear AFS EWR Upgrade
- GAO Report On The Intelligence Community's Joint Duty Program
- Puerto Rico Lawmaker's Letter To The Air Force On Aerostat System
- GAO Report On Coast Guard, DHS Fleet Studies
- GAO Report On The National Guard's State Partnership Program
- Senate 5/9/2012 Hearing On The Coast Guard's FY-13 Budget
- Army Memo On Supplemental Policy for UAS Ops In The National Airspace System