November 18, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Homelessness Prevention Board to Meet -

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pentagon Pushes Work to Succeed Chuck Hagel

The Pentagon is making its preference known for the next Secretary of Defense.

Hagel’s Out – Might a Marine Be In?

In addition to front runners Michele Flournoy and Ashton Carter for DefSec, another name floating is Robert Work, USMC Colonel (Ret) and former Navy undersecretary.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

Hagel Specifies New Offset Strategy

Robotics, autonomous systems, miniaturization, big data, and advanced manufacturing are identified as priority offset strategy technology areas.

Military Ebola Quarantine Approved

DefSec Chuck Hagel approved a 21-day quarantine for all military personnel leaving Ebola stricken areas of West Africa.

Citizens Critical of Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

NAS Pax River worries the wind farm will interfere with testing radar and resident’s concerns include potential noise issues and decreased property values.

Pentagon Addresses Climate Change

A new DoD report states that climate change will affect the Pentagon’s ability to “defend the nation” and “poses immediate risks to US national security.”

Navy’s ISR Balancing Act

p-8a poseidon torpedo

The Navy is challenged by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) options including the MQ-4C Triton, P-8 Poseidon and the planned UCLASS.

US Navy Already Looking at JSF in 2030

F-35 top test pilot UK

Four years before the JSF is expected to enter naval aviation service, the US Navy is looking at F135-C modifications for future missions.

Procurement Reform Reignites Conflict

Pentagon

Earlier testing may catch problems before money is wasted but the idea sparked old conflicts between the procurement shop and the testing office.