June 19, 2019

‘Seriously Considering’ BRAC in Senate Committee

BRAC

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain and ranking member Jack Reed are “seriously considering” the possibility of closing excess military bases to cut down on waste.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

F-35A Battle Ready, Air Force Says

The first US Air Force F-35A squadron is ready for deployment.

Are Radar Advances Gaining on Stealth Shields?

Advances in radar technology may be chipping away at stealth’s low visibility.

Reid on Defense Budget: A Deal is a Deal

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is balking at adding funding to the defense budget deal agreed to President Obama and former House Speaker John Boehner.

DefSec Unveils New Cyber Strategies

DefSec Budget

House bills protect companies that share cyber threats; DefSec unveils new cyber strategies at Silicon Valley.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

Sequester Rollback Chances Improve

Sequester rollback is possible due to the ISIS fight, potential Republican control of the Senate, the falling budget deficit and the emerging Ebola threat.

NAS:Pax Invites Public to Midway Observance June 4

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum commemorates one of the 72nd anniversary Navy’s largest victories in history, the Battle of Midway, 11:30 am, June 4

Morning Coffee: Drone Production to Fall After 2017

Drone manufacturing will increase over the next three years before declining for the next seven as demand falls.