September 24, 2017

Hiring Fell in March As Employers Watched Economy

office workers

Also down: Pentagon contracts and government cybersecurity salaries.

China Steps Up UAV Development

Observers surprised at China’s speed, legislators crave drone jobs for constituents.

JCS Chair Dempsey: $52B Sequester Cuts “Impossible”

JCS Chief Dempsey

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. Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey said it’s “impossible” for Pentagon to make $52 billion in sequester cuts to its 2014 budget, reports The Hill. Canada’s wish list:  UAVs that can resupply Arctic rescue missions, Defense News says. The Global Observer drone is a dud, Wired says. Government contractors:  Time for a heart-to-heart talk with your contracting officer, Washington Technology advises. (paywall) Partnership for Public…

Forbes: More Focus on Carriers in Air/Sea Combat Planning

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on USS Wasp deck

Congressman calls for looking at the bigger picture in air/sea defense tactics.

Pentagon to Cut UAV Spending by a Third

Pentagon Capitol

Significant reduction to UAV funding is expected even as investment is encouraged in “thrust” areas

Defense Budget Hearings Crowd Hill Calendar

US Capitol

Pentagon and Congressional leaders prepare to spar over budget numbers while cyber security continues to get heightened attention.

World Military Spending Sees First Decline Since 1998


With spending down, defense companies are shrinking. In Washington, cyber intel gets scrutiny and a bill.

Pentagon Looks to Cut 5 to 6 Percent of Workforce

dollar cut

New defense budget calls for civilian jobs cuts and base closures.

Behold Lockheed’s Sea Ghost

Sea Ghost

Lockheed debuts images of its competitor to Northrop Grumman’s X-47B.

The End of the Drone Boom?

Marine UAS training

Unmanned systems aren’t safe from Pentagon budget cuts.