November 20, 2017

Technology Lag Biggest Threat to US

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The US is losing ground in the technology war. China is investing in artificial intelligence and information-aimed equipment and capabilities the US is “presently unable to match,” says the Marine Corps’ assistant director of intelligence.

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The Next JSF Question: Upgrade or Buy New?

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faced with a set of F-35s too limited to fly in combat, weighing whether to upgrade or buy new ones. Production of the fighter jets is projected to reach 130 per year by the end of 2018.

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Troops More Vulnerable to Data Breach Fallout?

New Normal on the Internet cyber

Active-duty service members are among the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax data breach and might be more vulnerable to its potential fallout.

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War Authorizations Will Not Be Repealed

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A bipartisan rejection of Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to repeal the war authorizations leading to US entry into Afghanistan and Iraq returns the Senate to consideration of other provisions in the defense authorization bill.

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FAA: Drones Hurricane Response ‘Landmark’

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The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said, despite some problems during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, drone usage in responses to both Harvey and Irma would prove an evolutionary landmark for unmanned aviation.

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Military Offering Relief in Wake of Irma

Relief in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Members of the military are being kept busy with relief operation efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

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New Strategy for F-35 on Horizon

F-35 Strategy

The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office floated a new strategy that the JPO hopes will make updates to the fighter jet more efficient and agile.

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DoD Proposes 2019 BRAC

BRAC

DoD’s latest attempt to gain congressional support for a BRAC round has the Government Accountability Office, not an independent commission, validate the analysis before Congress makes the final call.

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White House Seeks Civilian & Military Pay Raise Cap

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The White House seeks to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent.

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F-35A Altitude Restrictions Lifted

F-35A Altitude Restrictions

The Air Force is lifting its altitude flight restriction for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

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