DOD Oversight Report Tracks Pandemic Spending

A recent watchdog report provides a glimpse into how the Defense Department spent emergency pandemic funds.

The DoD’s Office of Inspector General reviewed six key awards totaling $207 million in contracts and found that officials complied with federal acquisition regulations and other authorities when funding existing contracts and new technology investment agreements with $1 billion allocated in the CARES Act for purchases and contractor payments under the Defense Production Act. CLICK HERE to read more.

Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) Seeks Information from Current, Former DLA Suppliers

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a major buyer of commodities for the U.S. military and is committed to building a strong industrial base that can support U.S. national defense goals. As part of DLA’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026, they are seeking information from current and former DLA suppliers in order to 1) enhance their understanding of current supply chain environments and challenges, and 2) align their processes to foster greater resiliency and stronger partnerships. To provide feedback, please fill the response form (found here) and send to

CISA Launches Platform to Allow Hackers to Report Flaws in Federal Tech

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a vulnerability disclosure platform (VDP) that will allow federal agencies to identify cybersecurity flaws with the help of ethical hackers. The platform will be available to all civilian agencies overseen by CISA and is intended to allow government departments to take advantage of the skills of civilian cybersecurity experts, often known as white-hat hackers. To read more, CLICK HERE.

Costs Plunge, ‘Rocket Cargo’ to Battlefield Takes Off

WASHINGTON: Two decades after the Marine Corps’ proposed plan to launch small teams into global hot spots on spaceships was rejected, DoD is now putting serious effort behind the idea – at least for cargo, maybe followed by Marines some day. Called Rocket Cargo, the plan is the Air Force’s attempt to get new capabilities into the hands of warfighters as fast as possible. CLICK HERE to read more.

DoD Seeks $2.3B To Bolster US Chip Making

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is seeking $2.3 billion to improve its ability to make specialized semiconductors for military use, as well as to fund next-generation chip innovation. “From the DoD’s perspective, they’re highly dependent on [Asia] for fabrication and packaging [of chips],” Hudson Institute’s Bryan Clark tells Breaking Defense. This has led to DoD calls to address a “fragile and threatened” chip supply chain. CLICK HERE to read more.