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

Dahlgren Testing Continues Through Friday

Dahlgren

Testing requires a high volume of rounds fired at a rapid pace across several consecutive days.  Test shots will produce continuous LOUD NOISE in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren, advises NAVSEA. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone, will be restricted during testing.

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What the Future Holds for Remote Work

Remote

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and experts are weighing in on the future of remote work and the policies that guide it. One professor believes that many firms will adopt remote work on a permanent basis. A business exec envisions companies adding chief remote work officers. One CEO predicts rural towns will flourish if they innovate quickly.

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DoD Eyes Reduced Spending on Carriers

Carrier

The Pentagon is considering a reduction in its aircraft carrier force structure as part of the upcoming fiscal 2022 budget submission to Congress.

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Guard to Remain at Capitol to May 23

Plans are in place to keep 2,300 National Guard troops at the US Capitol through May 23, while DoD officials work with the Capitol Police to continue reducing the Guard’s footprint as conditions allow, says the Pentagon.

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Capitol Needs Permanent Guard Team

shutdown

The security review led by retired Army LT GEN Russel L. Honoré has called for numerous new security measures to be instituted to provide “quick action” for future security emergencies such as the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress.

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HASC Chairman: F-35 Is a Cash ‘Rathole’

The House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), called the F-35 a “rathole” and said the US should consider cutting its losses by investing in a range of competing fighter jets.

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GOP Lawmakers Urge Hike in Defense Budget

Defense Budget

Eight GOP lawmakers, led by House Armed Services Committee member Mike Rogers, are urging President Joe Biden to increase the defense budget by 3% to 5%. They say the hike would be a prudent investment to stay ahead of China and other threats.

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Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Unveil ‘Super Delta’

The F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities for the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds held in 2020 and 2021.

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China’s AI Expertise Threatens US, Europe

AI

Multiple warnings indicate China could pull ahead for supremacy in Artificial Intelligence, prompting outcries for the US and European nations to join forces to counterbalance the technological advances coming from Beijing.

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Congress Awaits Briefing on Airstrikes

Syria

The Biden administration is taking heat from Democratic lawmakers as they pressure the White House to provide a legal justification for the airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups in Syria. Dems renew their push for a war powers overhaul.

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