October 19, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Airport Business Walk Set Oct. 24 -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hubcaps Headline 2 Fundraisers/1 Night – Nov. 9 -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lions Clubs Seek Entries for Poster Contest -

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Misconduct Allegations Stall DoD’s Cloud Contract Award

cloud computing

President Trump’s concern that the DoD $10B cloud-computing contract is biased toward Amazon prompts DefSec Mark Esper to order another review of the acquisition process. The competition is between Amazon and Microsoft.

Hornet Crash Was 2nd Involving Aircraft From the Reagan

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan suffered what authorities believe was a “mechanical issue” during routine operations Monday over the Philippine Sea. The crew was forced to eject. It was the second crash in less than a month involving aircraft from the Reagan.

Military Supply-Chain Faces 300 Weak Links

military supply-chain

The Pentagon says a third of the 300 gaps and vulnerabilities in the military supply-chain discovered by an assessment of the defense-industrial base, ordered by President Donald Trump could be addressed in a year.

Navy Flight Instructors Offered New Career Path, Shoreside

Navy flight instructors

A new billet would allow Navy pilots and naval flight officers to remain in the Navy outside the traditional career path and normal sea/shore rotation. The changes address readiness and retention and allow officers to remain in the Navy later in their careers.

Social Media Shares With FBI & DHS

social media shares

Social media giants called on the FBI and Homeland Security to help the companies prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, but were told they would receive no information from the government on security threats.

Big Budget = Many Military Impacts

big budget

In the $1.3 trillion omnibus budget bill trumpeting a big budget for the military, there are some lesser reported details, including no BRAC provision, no changes to GITMO, and no more credit card use at strip clubs.

BRAC Is Out of DoD’s FY19 Budget Request

BRAC

The Pentagon’s FY19 budget request abandons its years-long effort to win congressional approval for a BRAC touted to save $2 billion annually.

Unauthorized “Fire and Fury” Spreading Malware

Hackers are using unauthorized PDF versions of the controversial book “Fire and Fury” to spread malware.

Senate Compromise Ends Gov’t. Shutdown

Defense Policy Bill

A bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate prevailed with leadership, trading Democratic support for ending the nearly 60-hour federal government shutdown, for a commitment by Republicans to hold a vote resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants next month.

DoD Acknowledges Domestic Military Drone Use

military drone

Pentagon admits operating military drone flights over US, fewer than 20 from 2006 to 2015.