April 21, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Tech Bridge Lecture Set for April 22 -

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Entries Sought for DNR Photo Contest -

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Free Document Shredding on April 24 -

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Still Time to Register for NAWCAD Industry Day -

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

DoD Issues Report on Its Telework Practices

Telework

The Pentagon releases a new report on teleworking practices since the pandemic sent majority of employees to work from home. Among the findings: 47% of those responding said their productivity increased while working from home during the pandemic, 41% felt they were about as productive while teleworking as they were in the office, and nearly 12% felt their productivity slipped.

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Expect Mandatory Cyber-Breach Reporting

cybersecurity

An executive order is anticipated that will require contractors to notify government customers in the event of a cybersecurity breach. Congressional legislation further intends to make breach notification requirements standard in government and in the private sector.

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737 MAX Returning to Service

Boeing intends to deliver most of the stored backlog of the 737 MAX by 2023. Deliveries resumed in December after a 22-month grounding; in February 130 MAXs recorded at least one flight.

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F-35B Sea Trials on Cavour Completed

Sea Trials

The four-week sea trials on the Italian navy’s Cavour aircraft carrier for the operational use of the F-35B fighter jet have been completed. The trials — more than 115 ski jump short take-offs, 120 vertical landings, and two vertical take-offs – were conducted with two specially instrumented F-35Bs that belonged to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 from NAS Patuxent River.

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V-22 Milestone: 600,000 Flight Hours

Osprey

A milestone for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey as the tiltrotor aircraft logs more than 600,000 flight hours since the count began with the first flight in 1989. The V-22 family of aircraft are designed to fly for the next 30 years and remain the only tiltrotor in production.

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Stealthy F-35B Tests Weaponry Follow-up

The first day of weapons, or external stores, flight test during Cavour’s sea trials with the F-35B, the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft that will serve as the ship’s key weapon system.

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How About ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’?

Zoom

Citigroup has declared “Zoom-Free Fridays,” an effort to combat employee fatigue triggered by remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know from your feedback and my own experience, the blurring of lines between home and work and the relentlessness of the pandemic workday have taken a toll on our well-being,” the company CEO wrote in a memo to employees.

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Archaeologists Find Maryland’s First Fort

Historic St. Mary’s City’s archaeologist have found the outlines of an enclosed fort erected in Southern Maryland by White settlers in 1634.

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Lex Park-California Area Tops Highest-Paying Jobs List

Highest-Paying Jobs

California-Lexington Park, MD, is listed on 247wallst.com’s list of cities with the highest-paying jobs, with a 2019 annual median wage of $63,040. Other details in the report: the area also has the most highly concentrated occupation of aerospace engineers.

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Navy & Marines: Hybrid Fleet Needed

hybrid fleet

In a new Navy Unmanned Campaign Framework, the two services find a hybrid fleet of aircraft and ships is necessary to stay ahead of US adversaries without breaking the bank.

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