July 18, 2024

Aircraft Big Winner in Defense Budget

Readiness

House and Senate conference committees have finalized a $675 billion defense spending bill. Aircraft of all kinds are the overall winner.

Retired General Mattis Chosen for DefSec

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as defense secretary.

Orlando Shooter Worked For Counterterrorism Firm

Discovery that the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre worked for a counterterrorism firm calls into question how wisely security dollars are being spent.

Good News for Contractors in Defense Bill

There’s a lot to like in the procurement reforms in the draft defense bill, even with concerns about some new workplace regulations.

Russian & US Aircraft Too Close Over Syria

Russian

Moscow agrees to continue talks about continuing close encounters between their aircraft and US manned and unmanned aircraft.