USASpending

A Closer Look At USAspending.gov

USAspending.gov is the website set up by the White House to allow the public to search through federal contracts. But a recent GAO report found its database riddled with errors and omissions. That raised the question, “How was USAspending doing on Department of Defense contracts?” Bradley Peniston, Defense News’ special-projects editor, and Michael Cadenazzi of VisualDoD dug…

DNTV 092014

Roundtable Discussion: Defense Spending

With few predicting that the 2015 budget will be passed before the new fiscal year begins, Congress is expected to pass a continuing resolution lest its members cause another government shutdown. Meanwhile, defense leaders are already working on their upcoming budget request for 2016, having received the military services’ separate requests for the coming year. As well, Defense…

The Warrior Games

200 expected to compete in the Warrior Games

Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought wounded, injured, and ill service members and veterans together to compete in various sports. The annual event aims to showcase the strength and resilience of those who have served in uniform. This year, more than 200 athletes are expected to compete in seven sports in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Sept. 28…

NATO Roundtable

What to look for at the NATO Summit

NATO members are gathering for their 2014 summit in Wales this week, and tensions are higher than usual. Topics are expected to include Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine, the Syrian Civil War, Islamic militants, and even aggressive territorial claims by China. Just in time for the summit, Vago gathered an expert roundtable to preview the discussions on Defense News…

USS NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784) prepares to get underway for sea trials in the predawn hours of an August morning. (General Dynamics Electric Boat/US Navy)

New US Ship News – Subs delivered and christened; big amphib on shakedown, new patrol boat handed over and more

USS NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784) prepares to get underway for sea trials in the predawn hours of an August morning. (General Dynamics Electric Boat/US Navy) It’s been a busy summer for US shipbuilders, with ships delivered or launched for the US Navy, Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command, and new research ships launched for academic…

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House on Aug. 28. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel and Kerry Need to Give Obama Suit-and-Tie Advice

Washington has been abuzz for the past 24 hours about President Obama’s suit choice during a rather important press conference Thursday afternoon that primarily focused on the threat posed by Islamic State militants. This town, right?!? The suit actually wasn’t a bad choice. After all, a tan-colored summer suit on one of the hottest days of the year is a good move.…