June 19, 2019

Social Media Shares With FBI & DHS

social media shares

Social media giants called on the FBI and Homeland Security to help the companies prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, but were told they would receive no information from the government on security threats.

Lawmakers Propose $700 Billion Defense Bill

DoD Loses $28B

House & Senate negotiators agree on a FY18 defense policy bill authorizing $700 billion for the Pentagon, much larger than the administration’s budget. Sixteen years of overseas wars have cost the US nearly $6 trillion so far.

Can Network Virtualization Improve Readiness?

network virtualization

Network virtualization reduces the hardware surrounding resources, the military already uses it to streamline and save money.

Senators Want Drones Moved from CIA to DoD

MQ-9 Reaper

The Senate’s defense bill, due out later this month, moves oversight of the US unmanned programs to shift from the CIA to DoD.

HASC Begin Mark-ups, Says No to UCAS Fund Transfers

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

House Armed Services Committee budget mark-ups reject base closures despite think tanks’ advice. DoD budget shortfalls cannot be covered from UCAS funds.

Civilian, Contractor Job Cut Targets Remain in Senate Bill

US Capitol

Though a House version has no provision for workforce reduction, the Senate’s defense bill targets up to 36,000 jobs.