December 7, 2023

CNO: Navy 7,000 Short on New Recruits


The US Navy is likely to miss its recruiting goals this year, acting Chief of Naval Operations ADM Lisa Franchetti told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week. “We’re going to be about 7,000 short,” she said.

Guard Readies for Convoy to DC

City, federal, and military law enforcement gird for a possible truckers convoy fo DC designed to gridlock the District as President Joe Biden’s March 1 State of the Union address looms.

Electric Grid Getting Cyber Checkup

electric grid

The White House is setting up a pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity infrastructure as part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems. Complicating the US cybersecurity effort, the National Security Agency cannot collect intelligence domestically.

Trump’s Cabinet Taking Shape

Former military intelligence chief and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be President-Elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Trump’s cabinet is taking shape.

Compass UAS Participates in Black Dart 2015

Compass Systems at Black Dart 2015

DoD’s live-fire, counter-UAS demonstrations at Magu Point included a UAS from Lexington Park, MD headquartered Compass Systems.

The Wonder of Winter a Shimmering Success

The 26th Annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala raised over $220,000 this year. Proceeds go to support scholarships, projects and more.

Maryland Offshore Wind Farm Leases to be Auctioned

Eastern Shore wind energy

Federal officials announced wind energy development leases would be offered for 80,000 acres at least 10 nautical miles off Ocean City late next year.

Before the Lights Go On at Annmarie Garden

A sneak preview: setting up Annmarie Garden in Lights ’13-’14 for its 22-day run beginning Dec. 6.

Ice Cap Melt Puts Arctic Strategy on Front Burner

The ice cap is melting faster than anticipated and commercial interest accelerating prompting the US to think strategically about security in the Arctic.

LexPark Civic Group Meets Wed. at a Different Locale

lexington park logo

The November meeting of the Lexington Park Business and Community Association will be held at Compass Systems on Great Mills Road.