space force funding

DoD Pitches Space Force Funding to Congress

Although 2019 is still fairly young, federal budgets are already being formed for 2020 and beyond. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking authorization for its Space Force in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), hoping to streamline current aerospace defense efforts and maintain American dominance in the silent skies. Why a Space Force?  For centuries …

How the Shift From 4G to 5G Will Impact Military Defense

The Defense Innovation Board — an independent advisory committee to the DoD whose membership includes Neil Degrasse Tyson and Google’s VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin — recently studied the potential impact of the upcoming rollout of 5G wireless on the U.S. military. But while the launch of 5G is poised to provide the DoD with a wide range of …

Could Fish Be the U.S. Military’s New Secret Weapon?

By Troy Barnes – April 1, 2019 With ever-expanding technological capabilities, it can be a struggle for any country’s defense department to stay ahead of the game. The U.S. Department of Defense has continued its push to think outside the box when it comes to keeping U.S. interests safe — from drone ships to the developing Space Force, the DoD …

Sea Hunter Navy Drone Ship

Drone Ships Are Coming to the U.S. Navy

By Samir Naqvi – March 25, 2019 With the ability to detect body heat, fly through uninhabitable areas, and instantly transmit high-definition video, photo, and audio across the globe — without putting service members at risk — drones have cemented themselves as part of the next generation of military warfare. But drone technology isn’t just useful when it comes to spotting targets and …

Warrior Games Help Service Members Recover and Rehabilitate

By Troy Barnes – March 18, 2019 On June 21, the 2019 Warrior Games — a Department of Defense-sponsored adaptive sports competition — will kick off in Tampa Bay, Florida, home of the U.S. Special Operations Command. This nine-day annual competition is designed to assist the recovery of wounded, ill, and injured service members by facilitating their participation in a …

Three Things to Know About Housing Protections for Military Members

By Samir Naqvi – March 11, 2019 Whether you own or rent your home, cash flow problems can sometimes make it tough to meet your housing obligations. For military reservists who are called to active duty, the temporarily lowered paychecks and increased collateral obligations their families may face (like childcare and travel costs) can only add to these challenges. In …

FedBizOpps.gov Gets a Well-Deserved Overhaul

By Troy Barnes – March 4, 2019 If you’ve bid on a government contract, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with (and frustrated by) FedBizOpps.gov or FBO.gov — the federal government’s public-facing contracting database. Experienced government contractors have recently begun expressing their frustration with the website, referring to it as clunky and difficult to navigate. In response to these concerns, the …

DoD Works to Improve Overpayment Process

By Troy Barnes – Feb. 25, 2019 Overpayments — that is, payments to workers or companies that are duplicated or misrouted — are a fact of life in both the public and private sectors. Businesses and agencies that don’t have a reliable process in place to quickly detect and recoup these overpayments may be at risk of waste, fraud, and …

U.S. Tackles Space Security Challenges

By Samir Naqvi – Feb. 18, 2019 Space has been known as “the final frontier” since Star Trek first hit television screens—but to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), space is the final frontier of military defense. It’s vital for the DoD to research and develop new ways to tackle space-related threats, whether from other world superpowers or even extraterrestrial …

DoD Aims to Reform its Acquisition Process

By Troy Barnes – Feb. 11, 2019 The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars each year through its many acquisition and procurement programs. Because this constitutes such a significant percentage of the DoD budget, acquisition reform efforts are a top priority. In fact, acquisition reform was one of only three lines of effort highlighted in the 2018 …