September 22, 2017

Concerns Mount Over Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

cyberattacks

The US is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as Russia & China advance their cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage capabilities to challenge the US. Already classified military hardware data has been stolen.

Blackhawk Down in Leonardtown

blackhawk down

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed on Breton Bay Golf Course during a routine training exercise out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, killing one crew member and injuring two others.

Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

The budget cuts President Donald Trump plans to propose this week are expected to lead to layoffs among federal workers.

DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

Trump to Speak From Carrier Deck in Newport News, Va.

Trump in Newport News

Days after a pro-military speech before a joint session of Congress, President Trump visits Newport News Shipyard, a center of nuclear-powered shipbuilding for Navy.

Trump Budget Ramps Up Defense Spending

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President Donald Trump said he will propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense and infrastructure.

Though Under Scrutiny, F-35 Here to Stay

F-35 Here to Stay

Although Trump assailed the F-35’s cost, officials say only a modest order by the US Navy is really in question.

McMaster Choice as Security Adviser Earns Praise

President Trump’s choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is earning praise. He’s been called the “smartest and most capable military officer of his generation, one who has not only led American victories on the battlefields of the 1991 Gulf War and of the Iraq War, but also holds a Ph.D. in history.”

Netanyahu Calls on Nations to Follow Trump’s Lead on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on “responsible” nations to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and impose sanctions on Iran.