June 20, 2019

Dunaway Spreads the Word: Open Architecture

VADM Dunaway makes no secret about NAVAIR’s goal of bringing more work in-house and using open architecture.

Navy Staffing-Up, Rest of Military Catching-Up

While the Army and Air Force are re-thinking their force reduction plans, the Navy plans a continued growth of force for the next five years.

Morning Coffee: When Can UAVs Strike Americans?

Obama’s recent tightening of guidelines for the use of CIA attack UAVs is hampering efforts to eliminate a suspected American al-Qaida operative.

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.

Fire Scout ‘Hard Landing’ at Webster Field Investigated

Fire Scout at Pax

Initial damage estimate for Webster Field MQ-8B Fire Scout “hard landing” is at least $2 million.

Triton Sensor Matures; Internet Reaches the Moon

MQ-4C Triton

It’s all about surveillance, cybersecurity and learning to thrive in a virtual world; the Navy is among the leaders.

CIA to Arm Syrian Rebels, Senate Advances Defense Budget

Sexual assault, procurement, the JSF’s future and more details of DoD’s out years emerge as Senate finalizes its defense authorization bill this week.

Furlough Impacts Widen, JSF Stays A Budget Winner

Despite reductions elsewhere, a month of achievements and cost savings is good news for the JSF. It’s more of a mixed bag for cyber-security.

JSF Costs Rose 64%

F-35 price tag has expanded rapidly in the last decade.