October 22, 2014

Contractors and DoD Must Change to Stay Competitive

Pentagon Capitol

Defense contractors and the US military must globalize and adopt more commercial practices.

RADM Winters Describes New UCLASS RFP Details

Potential Boeing UCLASS

RADM Mathias Winter, unmanned aviation executive officer, provided new details this week regarding requirements for its UCLASS development effort.

Both Pilots Stable After Goshawk Crash

Goshawk

The training aircraft crashed upon an approach to Sherman Field at NAS:Pensacola at the end of a local-area, routine flight.

Bipartisan MD House Delegation Meets with VA Sec’y Shinseki

Balt VA Hospital

The average wait for a veteran’s claim decision is 273 days. In Maryland it’s worse, veterans wait on average 332 days or 11 months for a claims decision from the Baltimore Regional Office.

VA Opening New Outpatient Center in Charlotte Hall

vets parade

Congressman Hoyer says all veterans should have access to high-quality health care.

DoD Gets a ‘B’ for Clear Writing; VA Gets an ‘F’

report card

The Center for Plain Language gives the Pentagon a passing grade for writing clearly, but fails the Veterans Administration.

White House Threatens Veto of Military Spending Bill

White House

Obama administration unhappy with House’s MILCON and VA bill.

Bye Bye Blimp

Navy photo of an MZ-3 Warlock blimp being tested in Yuma, Ariz.

A frequent local visitor last year, the Navy’s blimp is now mothballed.

Finally, Good F-35B News

Photo by John Douglass

It’s official, the program is off probation and has Pentagon backing.

Congress Needs a Threat?

capitol hill

Hoyer says looming sequestration cuts will force Congress to deal.