April 21, 2019

Survey: Agencies Ready If Gov’t Shutdown Occurs

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Whether a shutdown is on the horizon for the holiday season, a majority of federal employees who took an anonymous online survey from Federal News Radio said their federal agencies are ready if a shutdown does happen Dec. 22.

355-Ship Navy Not a Wish. It’s Now Policy

7th Fleet

President Trump’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that calls for the US to build up to 355 ships “as soon as practicable.” That makes achieving a 355-ship Navy national policy.

F-35s, Microwave Missiles – US Counters N Korea

missiles

Weaponizing F-35s and new microwave missiles are among the developing arsenal of US counter measures in the face of North Korea’s continuing missile launches.

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

A defense industry analyst says the earnings outlook for defense companies may trend upward, assuming a House conference committee authorizes a defense budget closer to the Senate version with much higher defense spending than the White House has sought.

Reaper Drones Help Combat Wildfires

drones fighting wildfires

Remotely piloted Air Force drones were put to work to help combat the recent California wildfires. MQ-9 Reapers from the Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing were put into service in Northern California.