Expert: If al-Qaeda or ISIS were able to purchase cyberattack capabilities then swathes of critical US infrastructure could be at risk.
Esper approved the transfer of $3.6 billion -- meant for military construction projects -- to instead go toward the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The Pentagon marks a year without regularly scheduled press briefings, underscoring what many describe as a decline in transparency and public engagement.
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan has mandated new restrictions on the way the Pentagon shares information with Congress about military operations around the world, a move that is straining ties with key Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
Pentagon officials are considering a new request for military assistance along the southern border, a defense official said Monday.
The Defense Department has awarded $976 million to two companies to help fix the wall along the southern border.
The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled details of the $750 billion national defense budget that the Trump administration has asked Congress to pass.
President Trump asked for a massive increase in the Pentagon's war-fighting account in an attempt to spend more on defense.
How can the Pentagon increase spending by $100 billion, and yet barely increase the pace at which many critical military systems are being bought?