October 22, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Cummings’ Funeral Postpones Groundbreaking for A&I Center -

Monday, October 21, 2019

Airport Business Walk Set Oct. 24 -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

STEM Festival & Expo Comes to Fairgrounds -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

$738B for DoD Not Enough, Says GOP

DoD

The nearly $1.4 trillion spending plan — which would prevent a government shutdown this fall and do away with the final two years of budget caps known as sequestration — includes about $738 billion for DoD in FY2020, a 3 percent increase from current year levels.

Can FY19 Budget Staunch R&D Spending Decline?

R&D

Congressional and Pentagon leaders are concerned that the steadily declining portion of the military budget spent on research and development is exacerbating the threat that the US is losing its technological edge against its competitors and enemies. The Senate Appropriation Committee looks to boost R&D spending in the FY19 budget.

Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Paid Prioritization at AT&T

net neutrality

With the approaching net neutrality repeal, AT&T is readying prioritization plans, which the company says are based upon life and safety imperatives and not fast versus slow lanes of internet service for customers. Proponents of net neutrality fear its repeal will hinder equal access to the internet.

Ives Recounts Academy’s First Female Class

Ives

Life for the first female class at the US Naval Academy was not easy. Barbara Ives recounts her time there.

FY17 DoD Budget Focuses Russia & China

2020 Budget

The DoD budget $582.7B proposal returns its focus to Russia and China but also boosts by 50 percent spending against ISIL.

Russian Success in Syria Includes US Tactics

Syria

Russia’s aerial intervention in Syria succeeds against Islamic State and government opposition with Soviet air support and Western-style precision strikes.

GOP Budget & Defense Hawks Look to War Fund

DefSec Budget

Republicans seek full DoD funding by bulking up the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, but Pentagon officials and Democrats balk.

DoD Budget Battle ’16 is On

The administration opened the DoD budget battle with Pentagon spending upped to a $534 billion baseline budget plus $51 billion to ongoing foreign wars.

GenX Fighter Jets in DoD’s 2016 Budget

The Pentagon will begin prototype development in 2016 for successors to the F-35 and F-22 fighter jets

Atlantic Test Range Gets MILCON Funds

Advanced Energetics Lab Complex at Indian Head is also in line for Military Construction funds in the FY15 budget.