September 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Misconduct Allegations Stall DoD’s Cloud Contract Award

cloud computing

President Trump’s concern that the DoD $10B cloud-computing contract is biased toward Amazon prompts DefSec Mark Esper to order another review of the acquisition process. The competition is between Amazon and Microsoft.

War Crime Pardons May Mark Memorial Day

US Weighing Options After Saudi Oil Attacks

President Donald Trump could take the occasion of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend to pardon multiple former US service members accused or convicted of war crimes.

Trump Shifts Military From Counterterrorism to Competition

US Weighing Options After Saudi Oil Attacks

The Trump administration shifts US military focus from counterterrorism to competition with peer adversaries such as China.

F-35 Pilot Smart Helmet: State of the Art

The F-35 helmet with DAS capability is the brain on the brains.

House Defense Bill: Bit of Bad News for Everyone

NDAA - defense readiness

National Defense Authorization Act leaves the House Armed Services Committee: No BRAC, no contractors replacing civilians, the A-10 stays.

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.

Wind Farm Debate Continues

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County Wind Farm debate continues after a 2-2 vote allows the project to move forward, but not necessarily to a final vote.

The Cloud: Effectivness Overcomes Obstacles

Moving the military to cloud computing won’t happen overnight, will have nothing to do with cost efficiencies, but its ultimate effectiveness will propel the inevitable transition.

Rogue IT Admins Are Cybersecurity Threat

The most dangerous cybersecurity threat facing US agencies might be a rogue IT administrator bent on destruction of critical infrastructure.

Still A Chance F-35 Could Fly to Farnborough

“Excessive rubbing” of fan blades in F-35 engines have grounded the fleet but there’s hope it will fly to the UK air show yet.