July 21, 2019

VA to Review Benefit Denials to Sexual Assault Victims

VA

An IG report found VA officials improperly denied benefits to thousands of military sexual assault victims. The department will review all denied military sexual trauma claims from October 2016 forward.

Social Media Shares With FBI & DHS

social media shares

Social media giants called on the FBI and Homeland Security to help the companies prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, but were told they would receive no information from the government on security threats.

DoD Support Cuts: Not Big Savings

DoD Support

Eliminating DoD support agencies, such as Congress is considering, may not yield the big cost-savings legislators seek, says former DoD management officer, but consolidating IT services might, says Peter Levine.

BRAC Is Out of DoD’s FY19 Budget Request

BRAC

The Pentagon’s FY19 budget request abandons its years-long effort to win congressional approval for a BRAC touted to save $2 billion annually.

No Sequestration Cuts This Year

The defense budget is expected to slightly decline through 2016 then gradually increase until 2021.

F-35 Fire ‘Isolated Incident,’ DoD Says

Redesign or part replacement not contemplated in securing airworthiness of F-35s.

‘Like’ PRMI Facebook Page to Help Fight Breast Cancer

“Like” PRMI Facebook page and it will contribute to help the fight against breast cancer.

Advanced Super Hornet Demo Debuts

The Hornet succeeds in the air, while on land the Air Force, Army and DIS enter a cooperative information sharing agreement while the Army and Navy discuss who will operate the Super Pond at Aberdeen.

Americans Rank Military Top Contributor to Society’s Well-being

The Atlas robot reports in to Robotics Challenge, Pax team designed safer flight deck uniforms, international cyber discussions expand but legislatively US cybersecurity looks to weaken.

Furlough Impacts Widen, JSF Stays A Budget Winner

Despite reductions elsewhere, a month of achievements and cost savings is good news for the JSF. It’s more of a mixed bag for cyber-security.