September 19, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

GM Pool to Close Temporarily for Maintenance -

Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Water Taxi’ Painting Donated to Museum -

Friday, September 18, 2020

4 Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics Planned -

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Deadline for Crab Pot Pitch Is Sept. 21 -

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Protocols Reduce Hypoxia – But No Clear Cause

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The Navy has substantially reduced hypoxic-like events in its fighters and trainers through implementation of new protocols and techniques. After spending $50 million and producing 8,000 pages of technical documentation, no single reason can be identified as the cause of hypoxia-like events.

Thornberry to Retire, 2020 End of Term

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, the Republican’s top voice on military and national security, will not seek reelection next year. He joins five other Texas Republicans retiring from the House at the end of 2020.

Brown Named Vice Chair of House Armed Services

US Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor who now represents the state’s 4th congressional district, has been named vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

DoD Squeeze on Contractor Pay Sits Poorly With Congressional Defense Chairs

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The chairs of the House and Senate Armed Services committees side with the defense industry against Pentagon plans regarding contractor pay which calls for less money up front when it buys major weapons systems. The proposed policy would link performance- and progress-based payments more closely to production milestones.

F-35B Forced to Land, Leaking Fuel

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An F-35B was forced to land after the fuel light attached to its 14,000-gallon fuel tank came on. The jet was reported leaking fuel when it landed and that the engine ran out of fuel before the aircraft came to a stop.

25% Cut to DoD Support Agencies Proposed

25% cut to DoD

Thornberry’s proposed 25% cut to DoD would impact “fourth estate” agencies supported by 200,000 civilians and 600,000 contractors, at a cost of more than $100 billion per year.

Congress Agrees on Spending Bill

Lawmakers agreed on a spending bill that keeps the government funded but some Democrats now oppose the bill over modifications to a Wall Street reform law.

Maryland UAS Test Site Gets FAA Clearance

The University of Maryland’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in California, MD received a Certificate of from the FAA to fly the Talon 240 UAV.

House Reviewing Defense Procurement System

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The House is conducting a yearlong probe in an effort to address fundamental flaws in the way the Pentagon buys weapons systems.

Whistleblowers Take Losses

Manning gets 35 years, federal court limits job rights of employees in sensitive positions and DoD hires a cyber chief to work with contractor cyber-security breaches.