December 4, 2023

DefSec Mattis Cleared to Begin Work

DefSec Mattis

Newly sworn in DefSec James Mattis held what the Defense Department called a “Top 4″ meeting Saturday that included Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work; and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Pentagon: BRAC Is Back for Fiscal 2014

Pentagon Capitol

Another round of base closure will be proposed in the fiscal 2014 Pentagon budget request March 25.

Insitu Sued Over ScanEagle Skyhook

Insitu ScanEagle Skyhook

The Boeing-owned company is locked in a scuffle with a patent claimant over small Navy ISR drone.

CNO Greenert Claims the Navy Is Growing

Adm. Jonathan Greenert

The service is expanding its activities, especially in the Pacific, according to the Chief of Naval Operations.

Budget Hawks Call for Pentagon Spending Cuts

capitol hill

Conservative members want non-defense items stripped from budget.

There’s a New Sheriff in JSF Town

F-35B JSF over Pax River

Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan is in no mood for further Joint Strike Fighter testing and production shenanigans.

NAWCAD Commander Addresses Pax Force Reductions

Rear Adm. Randy Mahr

Rear Adm. Randy Mahr says layoffs will continue at Pax River.

Obama Threatens Defense Bill Veto

White House

Meanwhile, the House adds $5.3 billion to the Pentagon’s tab.

Defense Lobby Warns of Industry-Wide Shutdown

capitol hill

Lobbyists pressure Congress to reverse sequestration cuts.

DoD Planning Auto-Cuts?

Secretary of Defense Panetta says the Pentagon may plan for sequestration.