May 27, 2018

JSF Could Be ‘Biggest White Elephants in History’

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In a scathing report of cost overruns and delays of the JSF, a former UK defense official says the fighter jet is already a white elephant.

Congress Still Debating Veterans Benefit Cuts

Congress is considering a number of ways to further restore veteran benefits by making financial cuts in other legislative areas.

Bio-fuel Lifts Osprey, But DoD Audit Still a Sinker

Yeast converts waste to fuel and gives lift-off from Pax River, but a failure to reach audit-readiness brings a rebuke from the Government Accounting Office

Morning Coffee: Contractors Report Healthy Earnings

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Defense Industry spending on lobbying remained flat for the first half of the year.

Pax River’s Fuels Team Powers RIMPAC Exercise

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NAVAIR’s fuels team is helping the Navy move closer to its goal of deploying a “fleet of ships powered by biofuels.”

Lockheed Lays Off 740

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Job reductions hit the sensor unit, including 75 in the DC area, as defense giant tightens up.

Sequestration Fight Heats Up on Hill

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Lawmakers tackle defense spending this week.

Morning Coffee: House Says No BRAC Until 2013

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The House defense bill would prevent BRAC operations until 2013, safely past the election year.

F-35C Graded on Curve

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The Pentagon allows F-35C to fudge on its landing speed requirement.

CV-22 Tech Upgrade

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NAVAIR publicly solicited five contracts Friday.