October 1, 2022

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time for ‘The Big Conversation’ -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Mandatory Cyber Reporting in Omnibus Bill

The cyber reporting legislation would require private companies to report cybersecurity incidents to CISA and with bipartisan support has been attached to an omnibus spending bill set for consideration in the Senate Thursday following House passage. Critical infrastructure entities would be required to report a “reasonable belief” a cybersecurity incident within 72 hour, some ransomware payments within 24 hours.

The Navy’s Problem? Itself.

CNO ADM Mike Gilday blames the Navy’s major problems on a culture of poor self-assessment. The reluctance to be self-critical resulted in systemic problems and stalled efforts to improve. “We are not operating to our full potential.”

Global Posture Review Will Determine if US Forces Are Where They Should Be

Review

The Defense Department’s global posture review, which will determine if the US has the right amount of troops in the right places, is nearing completion. Also expected shortly is an update of the National Defense Strategy. As many of the world’s seas are increasingly seeing more activity, the US Navy is anxious for more guidance.

VADM Chebi New NAVAIR Commander

Chebi

VADM Carl P. Chebi relieved VADM Dean Peters as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command during a ceremony last week at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Navy Challenges: China, Culture, Climate, COVID

China

China, culture, climate, and COVID. These are the four main challenges facing the US Navy, says NavSec Carlos Del Toro in his statement to the fleet.

CNO Confident Navy Gets Bigger Budget Portion

CNO

While competition for defense funds is high among the services, Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday is confident the Navy Department has a “sound case” for getting a bigger piece of the defense budget.

Trump Tweets DefSec Esper Is ‘Terminated’

Esper

DefSec Mark Esper got the boot on Monday. President Donald Trump made the announcement in a Tweet. Christopher Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be the acting secretary.

Carrier Reagan Heads Back to South China Sea

Reagan

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan strike group has returned to the South China Sea as tensions with China continue to rise.

CNO Gilday on the State of the Navy

Gilday

Among the topics discussed during a “State of the Navy” virtual forum this week by Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday: developing a sixth-generation fighter, the future for the use of drones and smaller aircraft carriers, DoD’s Battle Force 2045 study, and a tri-service maritime strategy to thwart China, which he calls America’s top strategic threat.

Gilday Gets First-Hand Look at Ship’s Fire Damage

Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday was in San Diego over the weekend to inspect the USS Bonhomme Richard and push for answers in the wake of the fire that gutted the ship. “The damage is extensive,” the admiral said at a news briefing after walking through the ship.