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Troubled JRSS Cyber System Exposes DoD Data, Says DoD IG

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


JRSS is not secure enough so DoD data is at risk. Operators don’t have the tools they need to properly monitor and troubleshoot the system and the training to run it properly.

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DoDIG Completely Clears Shanahan Of Ethics Charges

Posted by Colin Clark on


Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan did not abuse his office, the DoD Inspector General found.

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No, The Pentagon Did NOT Waste $28 Billion

Posted by Mackenzie Eaglen on


One of our primary goals here at Breaking Defense is to try and avoid the madness of the daily news cycle and tell our readers what is really happening, as best as any human can tell at any time. The following explanation by two experienced defense budget experts of what really happened to $28 billion discussed in a… Keep reading →

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Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With US Satellites: DoD IG

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: If Chinese and Russian spies have been doing their jobs well, they might well have been able to compromise some of America’s most important satellites, including the missile launch detection birds known as SBIRS. A report out today from the Pentagon’s Inspector General says that Air Force Space Command’s failure to safeguard its supply chain… Keep reading →

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Former Top Air Force Acquisition Official Cleared Of Some Charges: DoDIG

Posted by Colin Clark on


CLARIFICATION: Lombardi Was Not Responsible For B-21 Contract Decision Richard Lombardi, who was “removed” from his job as the top civilian at Air Force acquisition, was cleared of two of the more serious charges against him, according to a Defense Department Inspector General’s report. The IG substantiated the allegations that Mr. Lombardi didn’t report his wife’s retirement… Keep reading →

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Paladin Howitzer Lacks Fire Protection: DoD IG

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: One of the Army’s most successful weapons programs is now under fire over safety shortfalls. The Automatic Fire Extinguisher System (AFES) in the upgraded M109A7 Paladin artillery vehicle “did not protect the entire howitzer crew compartment during fire survivability testing,” the Department of Defense Inspector General reports today. DoD IG says this safety system… Keep reading →

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What’s Eating Bill McRaven: Is Congress Too Ignorant Of The Military?

Posted by James Kitfield on


The US military is still at war but Washington is not. The resulting tensions are eroding the fundamental compact between America’s warrior and political classes. The recent op-ed by retired Adm. William McRaven, former head of Special Operations Command and the man who led the strike against Osama Bin Laden, might have caused a national furor… Keep reading →

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DoDIG Slams Pratt’s Work On F135 Engine: Report ‘Accurate’ But Doesn’t Tell Whole Story, Say JPO & Pratt

Posted by Colin Clark on


  WASHINGTON:  After years during which Lockheed Martin bore the brunt of barbs from various government watchdogs, the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon’s Inspector General about the failures of the F-35 program. it is now Pratt & Whitney’s turn. First came the April 14 GAO report aimed at the F135, as the plane’s engine program is known.… Keep reading →

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Marines Brush Off DoD IG Criticisms Of V-22 Readiness Reporting

Posted by Colin Clark on


THE PENTAGON: The Marines say the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft has deployed and flown “with properly trained and equipped combat ready Marines and mission capable aircraft” over the last six years. That statement stands in stark contrast to the findings of a classified Pentagon Inspector General’s report released late Friday afternoon. In an unclassified summary, the… Keep reading →

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NGA Rejects IG Finding That It ‘Wasted Millions,’ Violated Base Closure Law

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED: NGA RESPONDS WASHINGTON: It’s not a lot of money in the Pentagon’s scheme of things, but the Defense Department’s Inspector General has found that the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) wasted millions because it did not close a rented building and made improvements to a building when it was supposed to leave the facility.… Keep reading →

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