November 15, 2018

Surge in Cancelled Contracts Gives a Preview of Sequester

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The federal government terminated 13,579 contracts ($2.15 billion) last fiscal year.

Sequester Could Bring ‘Devastating Recession’ to Region

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Region gets 20 percent of Federal payroll dollars.

Rear Adm. Jaynes Gets a New Job

Rear Adm. Cindy "CJ" Jaynes pinning

Rear Adm. Cindy L. Jaynes will be assigned as commander of Fleet Readiness Centers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Demand Still Strong for Small Drones

Integrator

The military small UAV market is still booming.

Continuing Resolution Could Stall Sequester

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Congress passed a bill maintaining the budget instead of submitting a new budget, but the move could stall defense cuts.

Navy Needs a Strategic Drone Plan

X-47B UCAS-D

Internal assessment finds that the Navy needs a better plan for integrating and hardening drones.

Jobs, Pensions on the Line with Sequestration

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Defense industry may issue layoff warnings and terminate pensions in advance of next year’s cuts.

As War Ends, Drone Money Dries Up

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As the Afghan war winds down, the procurement bureaucracy will reassert control of UAV spending.

Pentagon Abandons BRAC Plans for Now

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DoD will pursue overseas base closures instead.

X-47B Begins Deck Handling Trials

X-47B UCAS-D in hangar

Attack drone is scheduled for carriers trials next year.