August 23, 2019

House Committee Passes $733B Defense Budget

Defense Policy Bill

The House Armed Services Committee passed a $733 billion defense policy bill.

New FAA Rules for Recreational Drones

FAA Rules

Recreational drone users will face new FAA regulations that will go into effect this summer.

DoD to Decentralize F-35 Program

F-35

The letter to the Pentagon announcing plans to decentralize the F35 program office came from the newly reconfigured office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment. Each service running its own program is a more traditional model.

Putin Touts Invincible Nuclear Weapons as Russian Elections Near

Putin

Putin touts infinite-range missiles that are cannot be intercepted with a video showing hits on the US homeland. Western experts suggest he’s exaggerating Russia’s capabilities, but also warn of immediate needs in the US defenses and nuclear platforms.