April 19, 2019

U.S. Military Launches Charm Offensive with Chinese

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chinese flagU.S. military officers, especially those in the Navy, are ramping up efforts to improve fragile relationships with their Chinese counterparts, says  AOL Defense..  Foreign Policy magazine also looks at the warming relationship.

Senator John McCain, on CNN “State of the Union”, said Sunday, North Korea’s nuclear capability is “just a matter of time.”

The American Federation of Government Employees wants DoD to allow leaders in military services budget flexibility to reduce or eliminate civilian furloughs, according to Government Executive.  The union’s appeal came a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, JCS chairman, House Armed Services Committee appearance to justify cutting as many as 50,000 employees Federal Computer Week reports.

Boeing’s X-48C blended wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  successfully completed 30 test flights over an eight-month research period, Defense Daily reports. (paywall)

Corporate investment in cybersecurity is inadequate, the Wall Street Journal reports. (paywall)

NATO Supreme Allied Commander and head of the U.S. European Command, Adm. James Stavridis, to take helm of the Annapolis-based Naval Institute upon retirement, reports Stars and Stripes.

Assembling “data with context” is biggest challenge to digital government, needs to engage citizens as the private sector treats clients, NextGov says.

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