September 19, 2017

House Takes Bipartisan Action on Cybersecurity

Hoyer Jobs Growth Dec. 2016

Congressman Hoyer makes a statement on cybersecurity.

Senate Appropriations Panel Giveth and Taketh Away

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire, Navy Times reports. The chamber’s Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that would give the Pentagon $489.6 billion in base spending and $58.3 billion in war funding. It would block a long list of weapon…

Morning Coffee: Laser Weapons Improve

laser trap

The new generation of laser weapons are approaching the power and efficiency needed for active military use.

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.

Morning Coffee: Nuclear Cheating Expands to Navy

Adm. John Richardson, director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, said of 16,000 sailors in the program, less than one percent are involved, and no students.

Morning Coffee: Navy Cryptologist Likely to Lead NSA

VADM Michael S. Rogers has long been seen as a likely candidate to lead NSA and the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare organization.

Morning Coffee: Blue Angels Open 20+ Billets

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The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.

House Approves Spending Bill

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The House of Representatives passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill and it now moves to the Senate for its consideration.

Hoyer Calls 2013 ‘Year of Do-Nothing Congress’

As the second session begins, Rep. Hoyer compares the scant 56 bills signed into law by the 2013 Congress to 193 the year before, with 8 days left in the first session..

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.