March 28, 2023

Senate Passes 2015 Spending Bill

The $1.1 trillion 2015 spending bill approved by the Senate over the weekend funds most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.

Congress Agrees on Spending Bill

Lawmakers agreed on a spending bill that keeps the government funded but some Democrats now oppose the bill over modifications to a Wall Street reform law.

UCLASS RFP Release Imminent

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

NAVAIR says the UCLASS RFP will be released after a final senior DoD review and approval scheduled to occur over the next three weeks.

Navy Names “Superior Suppliers”

Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Raytheon are among nine defense contractors recognized by the US Navy.

Construction Funds to Pax in ’15 Appropriations

Maryland-based military construction projects including the Atlantic Test Range at NAS Patuxent River receive funding.

Morning Coffee: Boeing Pushes for Growler Funding

A pair of Boeing EA-18G Growlers, XE 573 166857 and XE 571 166855 of the VX-9 "Vampires" bank over the desert.

Contractor believes the Lockheed F-35 stealth jet fighter is vulnerable to advanced radars that can’t “see” Growlers.

Morning Coffee: Hoyer Supports Wind Farm Limits

Hoyer backs a bill that would place limits on a proposed wind farm because it may interfere with NAS Pax River flight testing radar.

Morning Coffee: DoD Seeks Additional 2015 Funding


The Pentagon is seeking $26 billion in additional funding, outside of its 2015 budget request, for infrastructure and aircraft.

Morning Coffee: 2015 Budget Cuts Deep

budget axe

Military personnel spending may drop to 2008 levels as DOD cuts back from steep wartime expenditures under the 2015 budget request released Tuesday.

Morning Coffee: Pentagon Cyber Budget Gets Boost

Increased spending will be aimed at improving cyber capabilities including cyber security, intelligence gathering, and reconnaissance.