McConville Succeeds Milley as Army Chief of Staff

Acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy swore in Gen. James C. McConville as the 40th Army chief of staff during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. McConville succeeds Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, who has been confirmed as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and will take office at the …

DOD Moving Forward With Task Force to Address PFAS

The Defense Department kicked off its first PFAS Task Force meeting today to address chemicals that have affected military installations and surrounding communities. “Our most important resource is our people,” Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Bob McMahon said. “We have a responsibility to take care of our people, their families and the communities where we serve.” …

Next-Generation Air Dominance Will Rely On Data Sharing

For about two decades, the Air Force has fielded both the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II — both billed as technical marvels. But what’s next for the Air Force? Developing what officials call next-generation air dominance likely won’t require a new aircraft at all, Air Force leaders have said. The United States is …

DOD Leaders Highlight Talent, Technology in Cybersecurity Strategy

Any failure to take the cyber threat seriously puts military missions at risk, and it compromises defense industrial partners and critical U.S. infrastructure, a senior defense official told the audience during a panel discussion at the Cybersecurity Summit in Washington. “Cybersecurity is a warfighting issue. It’s not a ‘nice-to-have’ capability,” said John Garstka, senior analyst in DOD’s …

Esper Says Indo-Pacific Trip Highlights Allies’ Role in U.S. Strategy

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper stressed that his trip to the Indo-Pacific region is in direct support of the National Defense Strategy. The secretary had talks in Australia and New Zealand, and he also traveled to Japan. His further travels will take him to Mongolia and South Korea. During a short news conference aboard …