November 1, 2014

Fewer Veterans in Congress

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The number of vets in Congress has steadily dropped and now the veteran lawmaker count could sink to under 100 for the first time since the 1950s.

Morning Coffee: UCLASS RFP Due This Summer

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

The Boeing X-47B to start new sea trials and the UCLASS X-47B follow on RFP is scheduled for release this summer.

Furloughs May Not Be a Done Deal

silver lining

Pentagon official says the White House is trying to find a way to avoid furloughing civilian DoD workers.

The First F-35C Trainer Rolls off the Line

F-35C JSF first trainer

The Navy’s first stealth aircraft trainer will head to Florida to hone the skills of F-35C pilots.

Air Force General to Take over JSF Program

Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan

Air Force Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan will replace Vice Adm. David J. Venlet as head of the Joint Strike Fighter program.

4.8 Million Americans Now Hold Security Clearances

security clearance

The number is up from 4.2 million in 2010.

Dems Want New Revenue to Replace Defense Cuts

capitol hill

Sen. Harry Reid says Republicans need to agree to more taxes to pay for defense spending.

Training Flights Begin for F-35B

(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Michael D Jackson)

The first STOVL Joint Strike Fighter took flight over Eglin Air Force Base.

Pentagon, House at Budget Standoff

morning coffee

House passes a $643 billion defense bill while Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tells Congress to quit larding up budget.

Morning Coffee: Congress Slams JSF Cost Overruns

F-35C JSF Pax hangar

Foreign partners wavering on fighter program.