April 13, 2024

GAO Critical of How F-35 Spare Parts Are Tracked

F-35

A Government Accountability Office report reveals that more than 1 million F-35 fighter jet spare parts worth at least $85 million have gone missing over at least the past five years since the government does not have a system to track the parts.

Commerce Launches Tech Hub Grant Program

Tech Hub

The US Commerce Department on Friday launched a program where cities can apply for grant funding to become technology hubs. The agency will accept proposals from regions across the country. The grants are part of last year’s CHIPS and Science Act to stimulate investments in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotech.

DoD Gets Staffing Boost as Senate Confirms

DoD Fails Audit

Republicans and Democrats broke their stalemate this week and confirmed eight Pentagon appointees including the Navy Secretary and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.

Senate Sees Final Vote Sunday, House Faces Quick Turnaround

It’s a nail-biter as decision on keeping government open is certain to go down to the wire.

Hydrogen-Powered UAV Takes Flight

Phantom Eye UAV

Boeing’s Phantom Eye drone aims to raise the bar for durability and payload.

Congress Leery of Green Fleet

green hornet logo

The Hill is losing enthusiasm for military’s green energy projects.

DoD Expands Cyber Program

Expansion gains support from Homeland Security.

‘Sci-fi Warfare’

Morning Coffee looks at BAE’s autonomous Mantis drone.

Morning Coffee 9-2-11

F-35B’s wing ribs have durability problems.

Morning Coffee 9-1-11

Navy undersecretary asks Navy, Marines for lower-cost alternatives to JSF.