June 27, 2022

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3 Options in Navy’s New Shipbuilding Plan

Shipbuilding Plan

The Navy is sifting through three options for its shipbuilding plans — only one gets to the goal of 355 ships.

JPALS Team Earns Top Safety Honors

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System team overcame COVID restriction obstacles internationally to support five JPALS installations and five Precision Approach Landing System certifications around the globe last year, earning the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office top safety honors.

The Afghanistan War Takes Its Toll

Afghanistan

A Brown University report has put a price tag on the two-decades-long Afghanistan war at $2 trillion, and notes that 240,000 lives have been lost in Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support.

Who Pays for Clearing Suez Canal?

Disputes grow regarding who should pay for dislodging the massive Ever Given container ship from the Suez Canal. Egyptian authorities say they won’t release the ship until its owners agree to pay up to $1 billion in compensation.

Who Has AI Advantage in US vs. China?

AI

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence releases its AI report and shows how the US stacks up against China. The NSCAI vice chair says the US does not have the strategy, organizational structure, and resources to win the competition with China for effective implementation of AI, and he warns that the US needs to take the competition seriously, and it needs to win it.

Stealthy F-35B Tests Weaponry Follow-up

The first day of weapons, or external stores, flight test during Cavour’s sea trials with the F-35B, the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft that will serve as the ship’s key weapon system.

Dahlgren Testing Continues Through Friday

Dahlgren

Testing requires a high volume of rounds fired at a rapid pace across several consecutive days.  Test shots will produce continuous LOUD NOISE in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren, advises NAVSEA. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone, will be restricted during testing.

What the Future Holds for Remote Work

Remote

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and experts are weighing in on the future of remote work and the policies that guide it. One professor believes that many firms will adopt remote work on a permanent basis. A business exec envisions companies adding chief remote work officers. One CEO predicts rural towns will flourish if they innovate quickly.

Cotton: Send Nat’l Guard Home

Cotton

Sen. Tom Cotton responds to an internal memo indicating National Guard troops could be on the ground in Washington, DC, until fall 2021.

Global Effort Addresses Shipping Crisis

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of seafarers are stranded working aboard ships and unable to be relieved. Over 300 entities signed the Neptune Declaration to keep global supply chains functioning and recognize seafarers as key workers with priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.