March 20, 2018

Unpredictable Spending Costing DoD Vendors

DoD Vendors

Unpredictable Pentagon spending has DoD vendors leaving the marketplace. The defense industrial base is shrinking, research and development stagnant, meaning the weapons systems of tomorrow are not being developed today.

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Senate Compromise Ends Gov’t. Shutdown

Survey: Agencies Ready If Shutdown Occurs

A bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate prevailed with leadership, trading Democratic support for ending the nearly 60-hour federal government shutdown, for a commitment by Republicans to hold a vote resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants next month.

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UK’s Top Test Pilot Compares F-35, Harrier

F-35 top test pilot UK

The Royal Air Force’s top test pilot says there is no comparison between the F-35 and the Harrier. Andy Edgell, stationed at NAS Patuxent River, said the F-35 and the Harrier, despite broadly doing the same thing (landing vertically), are “almost incomparable” in flying terms.

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Navy Officers Face Criminal Charges for Pacific Collisions


Five Navy officers and a chief petty officer have been recommended for possible criminal charges in connection with the separate collisions of the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald.

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Cyber Threats Outpacing Protections

Cyber Threats

The World Economic Forum’s report on cyber threats will be presented to 3,000 world leaders at Davos later this month, warning there is no “simple policy solution or silver bullet here,” that working collaboratively in the cybersecurity space is difficult.

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AH-1Z Undergoing Testing at Pax


The US Navy has successfully completed its first joint air-to-ground missile flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter at NAS Patuxent River.

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F-35s Made for Modern Electronic Warfare


An analysis of the F-35 finds the joint strike fighter an excellent fit into the demands of modern electronic warfare.

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Norquist to Give Update on DoD Audit

House Will Hear of DoD Audit's Progress

Department of Defense Comptroller David Norquist is scheduled to testify before the House Armed Services Committee this week to discuss the progress of the Pentagon’s audit.

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SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX launched a secret US government satellite called Zuma on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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7th Fleet Boosts Stealth Attack Options

US boosts stealth attack options in the Pacific by deploying new Marine F-35B fighter jets from the the USS Wasp, which arrived this weekend into the area of operations.

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