Tagged: DOD

Protecting U.S. Interests in the Cyber Realm

It is difficult to keep track of the rate at which our environment is becoming interconnected. For example, modern car tires can now relay air-pressure to dashboard displays or smartphones via bluetooth technology. Innovation at such a rapid rate can drastically increase efficiency, but likewise it can also expose vulnerabilities....

Tensions and Temperatures are Rising: How the DOD is Anticipating Climate Change

Preparation for the potential implications of climate change can be seen across most sectors throughout the U.S. Stakeholders in government, energy, and transportation among others are analyzing how their operations will be affected by not only changing climate patterns, but also by corresponding legislation that could be passed to stifle...

Adapting Naval Strategies to Match 21st Century Developments

As the U.S. has concluded its large-scale military involvement in Afghanistan, Congress has deemed it appropriate to decrease the percentage of the American budget devoted to defense. This has caused the armed services to analyze which aspects of their operational functionality require what amount of funding. One of the results...

Joint Chiefs’ Military Strategy 2015: Protecting U.S. Interests Across the Globe

The U.S. military remains the world’s strongest fighting force; its proficiency in armed warfare is what gives America its superpower status. However, the military’s ability to leverage its dexterity and engage in a variety of non-combat missions plays a substantial role in advancing the nation’s international interests. The Joint Chiefs...

Federal Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Targeted Killing of Anwar al-Aulaqi

This Monday a federal court released a July 2010 Justice Department memo that justified a DoD or CIA drone strike against senior al-Qaeda member Anwar al-Aulaqi. The 41-page memo, penned by then-Assistant Attorney General David Barron, sheds new light on the controversial “targeted-killing-of-American-citizens” debate in the United States. It explores the legal aspects...

DoD Inspector General Releases Assessment of Security Clearance Processes

Recent active shooter incidents at government facilities, such as the September 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and the April 2014 shooting at Fort Hood, have made clear the need to review security clearance processes nationwide. This week, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the DoD responded...

DoD Review Says Washington Navy Yard Shooting Was Preventable

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) publicly released today its Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting which investigates the events surrounding the September 2013 shooting, perpetrated by Navy contractor Aaron Alexis. The group tasked with the investigation, the Internal Review Team, specifically focused on examining “Alexis’ historical record...

DoD Releases 2013 Update on North Korea’s Military and Security Developments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released this week its annual (2013) report to Congress on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK/North Korea) military and security developments. The report addresses “the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, the goals and factors shaping North Korean security strategy and military strategy,...

New Budget, Old Ideas: DoD Releases 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Today in Washington, The Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with the President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal, released the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).  Current legislation (USC 10, Sec. 118 (a)) mandates that the QDR “outlines the strategic direction of the Department and establishes priorities to determine appropriate resource investments.” The 2014...