September 29, 2022

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Monday, August 29, 2022

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner for the Memorial Day holiday. We’ll be back Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

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MD’s Bridges Get $400M for Repairs

solomons bridge

There are currently 273 bridges in Maryland that have been rated poor or structurally deficient, including the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $400 million earmarked for Maryland bridges over the next five years.

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Nat’l Cemeteries Open Memorial Weekend

All Veterans Affairs national cemeteries will be open Memorial Day weekend from dawn to dusk, with no limits on entry for visitors.

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Report: DoD Making Progress on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

A Pentagon’s Government Accountability Office report finds the US Defense Department is making progress on cybersecurity amid challenges.

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Blue Angels Fly Into Annapolis This Week

Blue Angels

Commissioning Week has begun in Annapolis, and two flyovers by the Navy flight demo team, the Blue Angels, are planned. Visitors can see the arrival and rehearsal on Tuesday, May 24. The jets will also do a flyover during the graduation Friday where President Joe Biden is expected to be the keynote speaker.

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Local UAS Sets Continuous Flight Record

Hollywood, MD, company, Platform Aerospace makes an aircraft called Vanilla Unmanned, which set the record in October when it flew eight days, 50 minutes and 47 seconds over 12,200 miles of continuous flight. DoD is coming up with more funding to advance its development.

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NAVAIR Building on Unfunded Priority List

Congress might well approve the $5.7 billion the Pentagon wants in its unfunded construction request for FY23. But Congress can only approve those that are 35% done with planning and design. NAVAIR is on the priority list.

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Hogan: Maryland Is Cyber Capital of US

Cyber Capital

Gov. Larry Hogan touts Maryland as the “cyber capital of America” at a recent bill signing in Annapolis. The state is home to 60 federal civilian agencies and 20 military installations. Three bills from this year’s legislative session aim to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity network.

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US Space Force Needs a National Guard

Space Force

A bill introduced in the US Senate would create a Space National Guard. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that not establishing a Space National Guard was a mistake when the US Space Force was formed.

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DoD Seeks Hand in EU Arms Development

Pentagon leaders want Congress to lay the domestic groundwork for Washington to have a hand in the European Union’s emerging weapons development efforts. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has shown that America’s military prowess remains the backbone of transatlantic deterrence.

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