July 31, 2014

Expect Layoffs if Congress Can’t Budget Right

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DoD will be forced to cut its workforce if the FY-14 budget grows beyond the limits of sequestration.

Pax River Graduates a Dozen Systems Engineers

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Capt. Ted Mills to step down and retire.

No Furloughs for 2014, but Job Cuts Possible

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The Pentagon has ruled out furloughing civilian employees in 2014, but it has not ruled out job cuts.

F-35B Successfully Releases an AIM-120 Missile

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Pax River’s Joint Strike Fighter test team continues to make testing progress.

White House Wants Another $100 Billion in Defense Cuts

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Obama would offset sequestration in other areas by cutting the Pentagon.

DoD to Begin Issuing Furlough Notices this Week

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Meanwhile, a fight over the MEADS missile program stalls a continuing budget resolution in Congress.

Senate Struggles to Prevent Shutdown Before Break

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A continuing resolution bill is still winding its way through as Congress prepares to leave for two weeks.

Senate Wants to Reduce Sequestration by Half

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The Senate’s budget plan would take much of the sting out of automatic defense cuts.

Continuing Resolution Passes the House

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The bill does not stop sequestration, and the Senate is crafting an alternative plan.

Another Rough Week for the JSF

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Safety investigations, layoffs and official criticism buffet the Joint Strike Fighter program.