September 24, 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

The Rise of Lexington Park -

Sunday, September 13, 2020

100 Top Defense Firms, More Globalized Supply Chain

top defense

The list of the100 top defense firms around the globe as ranked by FY19 performance looks much like it usually does. But some big changes aren’t yet captured in the rankings. Another report finds the number of foreign companies within the US defense supply chain grew over past decade, complicating efforts to reduce security risks.

Archives Sleuths Track Military Valor Theft

Valor Theft

Investigators at the National Archives area making research resources more available to law enforcement to deal with what an uptick in “stolen valor” cases to obtain benefits or loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DoD Uses COVID Funds for Small-Drone Contracts

DoD’s innovation arm has issued $13.4 million in small-drone support contracts using COVID-19 funds, awarding contracts to five companies to help with “situational awareness, improve human-machine teaming, and provide engineering support.”

US Losing the Huawei Battle in Europe

Europe is embracing Huawei as its supplier of 5G, the next generation telecommunications network. While the US warns the Chinese multinational telecommunications company threatens global security, there are no alternatives today in the marketplace.

Congress Backs Trump’s Warning Against Huawei

Huawei

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backs President Donald Trump’s warning to European allies against Chinese telecom giant Huawei building their 5G communication network. DefSec Mark Esper tells allies, using Huawei can risk their security ties with the US.

Pax Test Syncs Manned & Unmanned Growlers

growlers

The Navy test wing at NAS Patuxent River tested the technology allowing F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to perform combat missions with unmanned systems.

UK Welcomes Huawei 5G

Huawei

The United Kingdom gives Huawei the go-ahead to build parts of the country’s 5G network, at a crucial time in the broader fight for tech supremacy between the US and China.

DoD Gets $738B of $1.3T Budget Bill

$1.3T Budget

$1.3T budget deal avoids a government shutdown giving $738B to defense and $632B for non-defense spending into the coming year.

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.

F-35B Forced to Land, Leaking Fuel

F-35

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.