December 20, 2014

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Dems Hold the Line

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Welcome to Morning Coffee, a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning Naval Air Station Patuxent River, NAVAIR, the Pentagon and beyond. The Leader provides this link feature as a survey of the news and announcements affecting the local military economy. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff.

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Dems vow to uphold sequestration cuts to military if super committee fails. Panetta has yet to formally meet with the super committee. Senate to debate (subscription required) revised DoD bill this week. Navy’s shrinkage has already begun, even without looming cuts. ‘Budget cuts will get us all nuked’ and other lies.

Despite Harrier purchases, Marines will fight for the F-35B until the bitter end. Fifteen years have passed since JSF competition began. Will future weapons be gutted?

Bad estimates and poor management (subscription required) are the top trends undermining weapons programs.

Veterans employment bill passes Congress. Vet wants pot for PTSD.

Navy launches largest biofuel test on ship.

Marines go down under.

Computer Services Corporation ripe for a buyout?

Wyle named one of the top 100 military employers.

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