Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute, that the threat of cyber-attacks on the U.S. is growing. Agencies are currently working on providing a mechanism for defense and response to a potential cyber-attack.
During a Pentagon press briefing on Thursday, George Little, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs said the DoD has gone to great lengths to come up with a budget that preserves capabilities and protects national security while meeting fiscal limitations.
The Transportation Security Administration is enacting measures that will enable service members on orders to get through airport security more swiftly by using their common access cards. The “Precheck” program, as it’s called is being used right now at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are working to improve technology available for gas masks and respiratory protection in the military.
With hopes of recruiting and retaining better employees, the DoD, along with the Departments of Justice and State, has embraced the Office of Personnel and Management‘s Student Loan Repayment Program and has seen major success.
With the 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice approaching, the DoD is searching for veterans of the Korean War and their families, so that they may participate in a celebration, titled “Heroes Remembered,” on July 27 at Arlington National Cemetery.