August 25, 2019

Survey: US Needs a 400-Ship Navy

400-Ship Navy

A new study finds the US is woefully short of ships and even the current target goal of 355 ships is short of what the country needs. The study calls for a force of 400 ships.

Defense Spending Sees Largest Hike in 15 Yrs.

F-35

With the finalized $1.3 trillion budget deal at the close of last week, Congress gave the DoD its largest spending increase in 15 years.

What’s Next for Federal Contractors?

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

As the clock ticks down to the end of the Obama era federal contractors are wondering what’s next?

Names Floated for New DefSec

Pentagon

Among those whose names are being floated for secretary of defense are Duncan Hunter, Stephen Hadley, Pete Sessions, Jim Talent, and Mike Flynn.

Rosetta Mission Comes to An End

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta, the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, is dead, setting down Friday on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Radio signals from Rosetta flatlined at 7:19 am after it did a soft belly-flop.

Pokémon a No-Go on Govt.-Issued Phones

Pokemon Go

The Pentagon urges troops and other DoD personnel not to play Pokemon Go on their government-issued cellphones, but there is no ban on playing the location-based augmented reality game on Defense Department property.

Working Capital Funds Offer Financing Speed, Agility

The Navy Working Capital Fund can get project financing moving fast. The Patuxent Partnership briefs contractors on how to do it.

McCain: Amp Up Defense Spending to Counter Threats

BRAC

Sen. John McCain says the US needs to spend much more on defense to counter rising threats worldwide.

DefSec Carter Prefers Senate Defense Spending Plan

A contest looms between House and Senate schemes for funding defense spending.

Senate Appropriations Panel Giveth and Taketh Away

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 necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire, Navy Times reports. The chamber’s Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that would give the Pentagon $489.6 billion in base spending and $58.3 billion in war funding. It would block a long list of weapon…