May 25, 2024

Automatic Cuts Could Claim 1 Million Jobs

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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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Former Bush comptroller predicts that sequestration will force a flood of defense layoffs right in advance of the November presidential election, AOL Defense reports. The Hill quotes a study that estimates automatic sequestration cuts would cost one million jobs, but notes that analysts are now saying that the cuts would not affect war spending. U.S. News quotes a former Obama adviser saying, “The consequences of not doing something now are huge.”

Lockheed machinists’ union files complaints of unfair labor practices against Lockheed, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Senate panel wants reports on the state of integration of drones into civilian airspace (subscription required), according to Inside Defense.

A Senate report slams the Joint Strike Fighter program (subscription required) for concurrency failings, Jane’s Defence Weekly reports.

Raytheon gets a $337 million NAVAIR contract for “the procurement of 361 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles.”

Washington Technology reports that the FedBid contract opens multitude of vendors to Navy through a reverse auction site.

The Tester reports on Pax River’s work study program for local students.

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