November 27, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Flat Iron Farm’s Auction Is Back! -

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Retro Christmas Is Back at Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Flat Iron Farm ‘Casual Christmas’ Opens @ 5pm Thanksgiving -

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Newtowne Players’ ‘Yuletide Yuk-Fest’ -

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

ADM Grady Tapped as JCS Vice Chair

The White House will tap Navy ADM Christopher Grady, head of US Fleet Forces command, to serve as the next Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing USAF GEN John Hyten whose term expires this month.

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Defense Industry Wary of Buy American

Defense advocates note that foreign military sales fuel a $40.6 billion trade surplus for the sector and help Washington gain interoperability with allied militaries, and they warn those benefits could decline under Biden’s Buy American plans.

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Pentagon to Create Climate Policy Post

Climate

The Pentagon says it will make some organizational changes as it increases its focus on climate change, including adding a new post to champion climate considerations inside and beyond the Department.

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Climate Events Cost US Military Billions

DoD’s Climate Risk Analysis says that extreme weather events have cost the US billions of dollars in damage at military bases, and climate change is altering the natural environment in the Arctic and creating a new frontier of geostrategic competition.

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Survey: Women Reentering Workforce Want STEM Jobs

STEM

A new survey finds women who quit working during the COVID-19 pandemic now want jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM — fields.

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Attacks Push Need for More Cybersecurity Workers

cybersecurity

Recent cyberattacks, hitting everything from the federal government to small businesses, are driving the demand for cybersecurity workers.

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Pax Alums Selected for SpaceX Mission

SpaceX

Two US Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Pax River alums — Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada — have been selected to command and pilot NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission headed to the International Space Station next year. The pair expected to fly on early missions of Boeing’s crew capsule, but instead will ride to orbit with SpaceX.

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DoD Lists Top Defense Contract Recipients

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin tops the list of defense contract recipients in a DoD report released Friday. Maryland ranks fourth on the list of states.

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DoD Will Terminate Unvaxxed Civilians

Vaccine Clinic

The DoD’s civilian employees who refuse to be vaccinated will face an escalating series of punishments, beginning with five days of education and counseling, 14 days of unpaid suspension, and finally termination “for failing to follow a direct order.”

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Senate Committee Ups DoD Budget

Lawmakers look to provide the Pentagon with its annual budget — the Department of Defense Appropriation Act — before the current continuing resolution funding the government expires Dec. 3. But it’s not necessarily the budget the Pentagon requested.

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