October 22, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

1st Female Pilot Chosen for Marines’ F-35C Program

Lt. Catherine Stark of Erie, PA, was recently the first female Marine selected to train and fly the F-35C.

Hornet Crashes, On Way Home

warplanes

The pilot was killed in an F-18 Super Hornet jet crash in England on its way home to the US from the ISIS air war.

Cybersecurity & Cloud Services Advancing

New Normal on the Internet cyber

DoD shifts to commercial cloud providers next week and Obama announces his cybersecurity-plan.

Pentagon to Ask for BRAC Again in FY16

Pentagon BRAC plans for FY15 were rejected by Congress, but DoD is bringing the request back for FY16 budget hearings.

US Unprepared for Major Cyber Attacks

New Normal on the Internet cyber

DISA and the US Cyber Command are doing a good job of preventing defense network cyber attacks but the rest of government is not as well protected.

China’s J-31 Stealth Fighter Unveiled Soon

The J-31 stealth fighter is a land based jet but could also evolve into a carrier based ‘naval configuration’, and become a direct competitor for the F-35.

Navy’s ISR Balancing Act

p-8a poseidon torpedo

The Navy is challenged by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) options including the MQ-4C Triton, P-8 Poseidon and the planned UCLASS.

F-35 Combat Ready by Mid-2015?

F-35B

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in November and could be combat ready by mid-2015.

DoD Cybersecurity Improvements on Tap

Restructuring DISA will create a more comprehensive cybersecurity defense strategy and secure the DoD information network (DoDIN).

House Fears Cuts Will Damage Contractors

budget axe

Sequestration cuts and the scheduled end of some major weapon acquisitions could damage the defense industrial base.