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New DOE Office to Focus on Energy Infrastructure Security Efforts; Rick Perry Comments

The Energy Department has formed a new office that will aim to secure U.S. energy infrastructure and support DOE’s national security missions. President Donald Trump proposed a $96 million budget for the department’s new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response in his fiscal 2019 budget request, DOE said Wednesday. The department will appoint …

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USAF Sec. Heather Wilson’s POC Event Keynote Pushes for More Resources to Elevate Space Domain

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has emphasized during her keynote speech at a forum hosted by Executive Mosaic‘s Potomac Officers Club that the U.S. needs to establish readiness for potential conflict in the space domain. The service branch said Wednesday Wilson called for increased resources and flexibility in procurement in order to …

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James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs, Defense News reported. Mattis told reporters Monday that a stopgap funding measure “creates unpredictability” and hampers DoD’s capacity to address new threats. “We cannot start new …

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GAO: Challenges in 5 Main Areas Impact DoD Mission Capacity

The Government Accountability Office has determined five key areas that hinder the Defense Department‘s capacity to complete its missions. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD’s operational obstacles include cyberspace threats and cyber expansion requirements, escalating program costs, human capital management, efficiencies in defense business operations and a need to rebalance its …

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