Defense Department

Pentagon: Anthrax Shipments Broader Than First Thought The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
WikiLeaks Whistleblower Manning Sues Defense Dept. For Gender TreatmentConvicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning is suing the Defense Department for hormone therapy.
A Day Without Pay Ahead For Pentagon WorkersA day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
Army Warns Of Big Booms Near AberdeenThe Army is warning neighbors of Aberdeen Proving Ground they might hear some big booms during the next 10 days.
Reported Sex Assaults Spike At Military AcademiesReported sexual assaults at the nation's three military academies jumped by 23 percent overall this year, but the data signaled a continued reluctance by victims to seek criminal investigations.
4 Servicewomen Sue Government To Be Treated EquallyWomen in the U.S. military are fighting the government for its policy banning female servicemembers from direct combat roles. A Maryland soldier is at the center of the controversial issue. She's suing the Department of Defense, saying the policy hurts her chances for a promotion.
Army Warns Of Big Booms Near AberdeenThe Army is warning neighbors of Aberdeen Proving Ground they might hear some big booms in the next few days.
Defense Seeks Documents In Army WikiLeaks CaseThe Army intelligence analyst suspected of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks claims three federal reviews concluded the leaks didn't hurt national security and caused little damage to U.S. interests abroad.
Defense Department Releases Audit On Naval AcademyThe U.S. Naval Academy wasted $3.5 million by improperly contracting for the production of a short film and six commercials, according to an audit by the Defense Department's inspector general's office released Thursday.
Pentagon Weighing How To Respond To CyberattacksThe Defense Department is finalizing policies that will determine what the military can do in the event of a cyberattack as the government figures out who should have the power to shut down computer networks seized by an enemy nation, terrorist group or criminal hacker.
Rep. Bartlett Aims To Cut Military Oil UsageMaryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett says he and three other House members are working together to reduce military oil consumption.
First Lady Targets Healthy Habits For Toddler SetMichelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday, and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans.