2025 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) (L) and ranking member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) talk before a confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators amplify concerns about pace of fielding AI-enabled counter-drone systems

A report accompanying the Senate version of the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act highlighted members’ concerns about where things stand.
Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., talk as General Anthony Cotton, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, and General James Dickinson, Commander of the U.S. Space Command, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 09, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Senate NDAA calls for guidance to apply zero trust to ‘internet of military things’ devices

Lawmakers want the DOD CIO to issue new guidance tailoring the department's zero-trust framework to "human-wearable devices, sensors, and other smart technology" included in the so-called military…
Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) along with The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) participate in a Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV) exercise on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., September 22, 2017. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Gabriel Silva)

White House bashes idea of creating Army Drone Corps

"A Drone Corps would create an unwarranted degree of specialization and limit flexibility to employ evolving capabilities," the Biden administration said in a statement.
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Randy George, visits the 2-13th Aviation Regiment at Libby Army Airfield to receive a training overview and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training overview on UAS capabilities, training, initiatives, and the aviation enterprise, Feb. 21, 2024. (Photo by Sgt. Jilian Mueller)

Army chief of staff: We don’t need a drone branch

Members of a House Armed Services subcommittee are proposing that the Army establish a Drone Corps.
Col. Richard Wright prepares takes aim at an unmanned aerial system remotely controlled by as Command Sgt. Maj. Wilfredo Suarez, August 20, 2018, at Combined Task Force Defender. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Marion Jo Nederhoed, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade)

Senior Army leader throws cold water on lawmakers’ Drone Corps proposal

Members of the House Armed Services Committee have introduced draft legislation that would mandate the creation of a Drone Corps.