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…

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…

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…

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…

Roundtable Discussion: How To Respond to Islamic State Militants

Kurdish forces backed by US air power have halted Islamic State (IS) gains in Iraq. In response, the radical group has vowed revenge against the United States, and has beheaded an American reporter while also expanding its influence in Syria. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated last week that IS was beyond any terrorist group ever seen,…