May 21, 2018

Will Military Front Cost for Border Wall?

border wall

President Donald Trump and DefSec Jim Mattis have discussed the possibility that the US military front the costs for a border wall between the US and Mexico.

Are Shulkin’s Days at VA Numbered?

Are Shulkin's Days at VA Numbered?

Is the Veterans Affairs secretary on his way out? There are conflicting reports. Sources say President Trump is planning to oust David Shulkin amid a rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses. Others say the president has confidence in Shulkin “at this point in time.”

MQ-25 Stingray Drone Undergoing Series of Drills

MQ-25 stingray

New details and photos of Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray drone are emerging and another prototype could be revealed soon.

Report: Captain at Fault in El Faro Sinking

El Faro

A Coast Guard report says the primary cause of the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed all 33 aboard, was the captain underestimating the strength of a hurricane and overestimating the ship’s strength.

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.