February 25, 2018

Morning Coffee: Navy Expands Plane Search

The USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer, has now joined the USS Pinckney in the search effort for a missing Malaysian airliner.

Morning Coffee: Congress Should Shutter Some Bases

DOD says some bases are no longer needed as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conclude but lawmakers want to protect jobs in their districts.

Morning Coffee: When Can UAVs Strike Americans?

Obama’s recent tightening of guidelines for the use of CIA attack UAVs is hampering efforts to eliminate a suspected American al-Qaida operative.

Morning Coffee: Satellites Improve Arctic Communication

The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may be able to significantly improve communication in the Arctic.

Morning Coffee: Navy Cryptologist Likely to Lead NSA

VADM Michael S. Rogers has long been seen as a likely candidate to lead NSA and the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare organization.

Morning Coffee: Blue Angels Open 20+ Billets

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The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.

Morning Coffee: SecNav Presents Future of UAS

“The future of unmanned systems . . . is focused on incorporating people on manned platforms with unmanned systems to create an integrated force.”

Congress Still Debating Veterans Benefit Cuts

Congress is considering a number of ways to further restore veteran benefits by making financial cuts in other legislative areas.

Innovators, Set Your Compass for Lexington Park

When the business is yours, the job is to answer this question: What should we be inventing? Compass Systems is building some of the answers.

Snowden: NSA Spy Mission “Collapsing”

In a recent letter to “the people of Brazil” NSA leaker Edward Snowden offered to help that nation investigate alleged American spying but would require Brazil to provide political asylum because the US “government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak.”