August 9, 2020

US Virus Plan Foresees 18-Month Disruption

St. Mary's Coronavirus Updates

The US virus plan anticipates an 18-month pandemic of multiple waves and widespread shortages. Attendant recessionary fears bring Democrats and Republicans to the radical idea of just sending money directly to taxpayers.

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Coronavirus Spreads; Impacts Everything

Social distancing restrictions are forcing businesses into creative workarounds, including increased delivery and pick-up services at eateries throughout the country. Here are some in Southern Maryland as , and more as the nation and the military come to grips with a pandemic.

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More Restrictions, Closures Due to COVID-19 Threat

Travel Ban

More restrictions and closures are in effect in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The number of those testing positive goes up in Maryland.

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First COVID-19 Case Reported in So. Md.

COVID-19 Case

Among developments during the COVID-19 threat: First case reported in Southern Maryland; 31 cases confirmed in Maryland; governor enacts an emergency order to expand access to child care for critical personnel; DoD says 10 service members have tested positive; Navy suspends most travel.

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COVID-19 Precautions Spreading in Region

Historic St. Mary's City Chapel

The presence of the coronavirus in Maryland is shuttering public events throughout the region, including the annual Maryland Day celebration at Historic St. Mary’s City where Maryland’s first statehouse was built and convened.

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Pax Begins Investigating Potential for PFAS Contamination

NAS Pax River is investigating 18 sites where a fire extinguishing foam might have been used which contains a substance (PFAS) the Navy calls an “emerging public health concern.” In addition to Pax River being investigated, Webster Field in St. Inigoes, MD, will be investigated as well.

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North Korea Resumes Weapons Testing

Weapons Testing

The South Korean military says North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles off its east coast as part of firing drills, a week after it resumed missile tests following a three-month break. Japan believes this latest launch threatens the peace and security of the region.

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Pentagon Dismisses Criticism of F-35 Program

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Lt. Gen. Eric Fick took exception to recent criticism of the F-35 JSF program by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, reports Defense News. The Pentagon’s head of the F-35 Lightning II JPO countered Musk by saying that the jet will be relevant for decades to come. “I’m happy to see what comes next, be it manned or unmanned, but I think the F-35 is going…

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CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

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Hackers Reach DoD Contractors’ Data

hackers

Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and SpaceX are among dozens of companies named as victims of compromised data. Visser Precision, a Colorado-based aerospace, automotive, and industrial parts manufacturer, was hacked by the ransomware group DoppelPaymer.

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