November 19, 2017

McCain Leadership Removed for ‘Preventable’ Collision

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The fatal collision of the USS John S. McCain was “preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” according to Navy findings.

Carriers, Contractors & Civilians on Report’s Hit List

Despite a successful landing exercise aboard the Ford aircraft , a recent study of the DoD budget versus expanding global threats suggests the production be halted. Other suggestions include a 5 percent cut in the civilian workforce and 8,000 contractors.

Aging Aircraft Forces Trips to the ‘Boneyard’

Lives for older aircraft are being stretched as waits have lengthened for delivery of the F-35 series.

Showtime at Farnborough: T-100, UCAVs, F-35

Lots to look at at Farnborough, from trainers to fighters, to unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

‘Brexit’ Could Trigger Sequester-Like Consequences

Brexit, the UK’s possible departure from the European Union, could cause global firms, particularly defense industries, to scale back business.

Aging IT: Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad

Keeping aging IT on life support is costly and inefficient, federal CIO says.

Grease Skids: Reduce Spending Bill Amendments, Ryan Proposes

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to eliminate amendments that are bogging down, and sometimes killing, spending bills.

White House Threatens Veto of Senate Defense Bill

Despite a bipartisan agreement, the White House objects to what it regards as too much tinkering in the Senate defense policy bill.

End of Vietnam Arms Embargo Draws Mild Chinese Response

China’s response to the United States’ abandonment of its Vietnam arms embargo was muted, masking simmering regional tensions.

McCain: Amp Up Defense Spending to Counter Threats

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Sen. John McCain says the US needs to spend much more on defense to counter rising threats worldwide.