Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has announced his top three priorities for the Defense Department: to develop the right people, priorities and purpose of mission.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
The National Defense Strategy provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.
Military and civilian engineers share a unique mission within the Defense Department – to advance cutting-edge engineering technology, systems and practices in specializations that range from cyber and space to hypersonics and quantum science and more, all in support of the warfighter.
Defense Innovation Unit Director Michael Brown spoke about competing with China and budget agility at a virtual Hudson Institute panel discussion.
Given the opportunity to help a military retirement center come up with a COVID-19 immunization plan, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Laura Gilbert developed a strategy that prioritized efficient vaccine distribution to those at higher risk among residents and staff.
As the Space Development Agency builds out the National Defense Space Architecture, it looks to a "warfighter council" to provide guidance about what is important to those who will use the systems, the agency's director said.
Ten rockets were launched at the U.S. and ally-occupied Al Asad military base in Iraq. One American contractor suffered a "cardiac episode," and later died as a result, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Joint warfighting is at the heart of the Defense Department's Data Strategy, which has three focuses with eight guiding principals containing four essential capabilities, the DOD chief data officer said.
America's submarines have come a long way since the first hand-cranked wooden rigs. Today's state-of-the-art vessels are able to support hundreds of sailors working and living together under the sea for months at a time.
Army uniforms have changed considerably since 1775, but they share a common thread: keeping soldiers safe, on the move and on mission. Take an interactive look at how warfighters' clothes and gear have evolved to meet the times.
The triad, along with assigned forces, provide 24/7 deterrence to prevent catastrophic actions from our adversaries and they stand ready, if necessary, to deliver a decisive response, anywhere, anytime.
Get a closer look at the lives of the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces through compelling photos, videos and quizzes that test your knowledge.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.