August 24, 2019

‘Hail Mary’ Sequestration Bill Hits the House

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Rep. Randy Forbes offers what AOL Defense calls a “Hail Mary play” to end sequestration. Defense News questions whether the entire political narrative around sequestration has been misread. Politico says that the defense industry’s support in Congress is not what it used to be. Congress is considering letting DoD move some money around (paywall) to soften the blow of the cuts, Defense Daily reports.

football fieldSAIC’s engineering spinoff to be renamed “Leidos,” according to Washington Technology.

And now Honeywell is testing F-35 parts to find the cause of a smoking cockpit incident, according to Aviation Week. Defense Aerospace has a handy guide to F-35 engine troubles. Former CNO Adm. Gary Roughead says that developing three distinct Joint Strike Fighter variants was a mistake (paywall), Inside Defense reports.

The Senate is scheduled to vote today on Chuck Hagel‘s defense secretary nomination, The Hill reports.

The Navy is aiming to replace its aging procurement system, NextGov reports.

The Navy is pressing ahead with a P-8A Poseidon technology development program (paywall), according to Inside Defense.

Eight NAVAIR employees were recognized at the National Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference.

DARPA wants a new VTOL-capable X plane, FlightGlobal reports.

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