September 16, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Who Will Take Hagel’s Job?

First Jack Reed, now Michèle Flournoy say they don’t wish to be considered for Secretary of Defense, leaving Deputy Defense Minister Bob Work and his predecessor, Ash Carter still in the running.

Bet on the Shutdown, Be the Only Budget Winner

Most DoD civilians return to work this week and all furloughed federal workers look to receive back pay, but industry layoffs threaten and military recovery time grows. An emerging futures market based upon government outcomes may prove the best bet in town.

Congress Closes Government Rather than Compromise

Brinkmanship, partisanship, disruptive or stupid — whatever you call it, Congress shuttered government and froze most federal workers’ paychecks, but not their own.

Pentagon Looks to Lose 20 Percent of Its Top Brass

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As Defense Sec’y Chuck Hagel warns of continued budget threats to top personnel, the Pentagon readies a consolidated health care program to save $2.4 billion.

All-Volunteer Force: ‘Consequential Shift’ in US History

Civilian drone workers looking to organize; India debates foreign defense investment cap; exec salaries ‘deconstructed’; IRS targets more than conservatives; vet employment up; Navy seeks RAD.

Budget Discussions Include Delaying JSF, Ending Fair-Share

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Congressmen seek end of equal allocations among military branches, call for re-balancing through strategic planning. The Reserves might not survive.

Defense Contractors Pay & Clearances Questioned

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Contractor wages catch Senate budgeting attention again as security clearance questions fill both chambers. Next Fire Scout moves forward.

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.

Budget Cuts All Services & Contractor Pay, But Stocks Rise

A re-work of furlough scheduling qualifies Navy employees for unemployment insurance and a re-think of tactical nuclear strikes is needed now says a Pentagon-respected think-tank.

JSF Vertical Take-off from Pax; DoD Budget Out Today

JSF continues a week of successes at Pax, but the week ahead for Defense Authorization Bills look less sunny.