September 25, 2017

War Authorizations Will Not Be Repealed

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A bipartisan rejection of Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to repeal the war authorizations leading to US entry into Afghanistan and Iraq returns the Senate to consideration of other provisions in the defense authorization bill.

Maryland Sends Delegation to Paris Air Show

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 reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Gov. Larry Hogan led a delegation of eight Maryland businesses to the 52nd Paris Air Show, the world’s largest aerospace industry event, Eye on Annapolis reports. The state of Maryland set up a promotional booth at the show last week where Maryland businesses showcased products and services. The governor and members of his executive team met with top aerospace companies to promote Maryland’s aerospace industry and to recruit…

DefSec Carter Hits House, Senate ‘Micromanagement’

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is angered by “unhelpful micromanagement” resulting in changes to the draft Defense Authorization Bill.

Morning Coffee: Debate Begun on FY15 Defense Budget

In an all too familiar pattern, the defense budgets of the Senate, House, Pentagon and White House fail to match up for FY15.

Space Planes, Spy Planes and Supersonic Planes

Lockheed, Boeing and Northrup have designs for NASA’s supersonic plane in 2025 and DARPA has plans for a space plane even sooner.

CIA to Arm Syrian Rebels, Senate Advances Defense Budget

Sexual assault, procurement, the JSF’s future and more details of DoD’s out years emerge as Senate finalizes its defense authorization bill this week.

Milkulski Is the New Senate Appropriations Chair

Sen. Barbara Mikulski

The Maryland Senator takes one of the most powerful seats in Washington.

Congress Proposes $631 Billion Defense Bill

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The bill challenges the Obama administration’s pledge to veto a bill with unnecessary programs.

Survey Finds That Federal Acquisitions Are in Crisis

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Problems persist and talent pool shrinks despite attempted fixes.

Fiscal Cliff Could Be $10 Billion Worse for Pentagon

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DoD officials are hoping to have flexibility in implementing automatic cuts.