June 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Defense Industry Pushes On During Outbreak

Budget Battles

The Pentagon says its defense contractors have largely avoided widespread closings or major impacts so far from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Could Roosevelt CO Be Reinstated?

Roosevelt Crozier

DefSec Mark Esper left the door open for reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was relieved of duty after he urged the Navy to step up its response to a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier.

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SoMd Engineers Find Inexpensive Ventilator Work-Around

Ventilators

Engineers working out of the University of Maryland’s TechPort UAS Business Incubator located at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport have found a way to re-engineer the small breast pumps familiar to many mothers into ventilators to help save lives impacted by COVID-19.

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Zoom Only One Security Concern

zoom

On the heels of FBI warnings about the Zoom teleconferencing tool, federal agencies are increasingly concerned about numerous vulnerabilities across as teleworking expands the surface for hacking and attacks.

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Face Coverings Now Required on All DoD Property

Face Coverings

DefSec Mark Esper: All people on DoD property, installations, and facilities must wear cloth face coverings.

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FEMA Calls for Face Shields; Lab at Pax River Responds

Face Shields

Demand for medical face shields has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 public health threat. And 3-D printers are stepping up to make the devices.

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Military Readiness Concerns Grow

military readiness

As the rate of infection in the military outstrips that of the general population, deployments are being impacted, and military leaders fear a readiness crisis. The warship Coronado could be the herald.

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DoD Asks to Classify Five-Year Projections

DoD Projections

The Pentagon has asked Congress to classify its five-year Future Year Defense Program, considered essential information to show where DoD expects to invest in the future. The document has been unclassified since 1989.

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Amid Pilot Shortage, Marine Corps Assessing F-35 Fleet

A shortage of pilots has the Marine Corps assessing the F-35’s place in its fleet. “Our continued inability to build and sustain an adequate inventory of F-35 pilots leads me to conclude that we must be pragmatic regarding our ability to support” the program,” Gen. David Berger said.

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Navy Hospital Ships Deployed on Both Coasts

Navy Hospital Ships

The Navy’s hospital ships — USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy — are deployed to New York and Los Angeles, respectively, to offer aid during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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