August 21, 2019

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.

Google Facing EU Antitrust Charges

Google has run afoul of the European Union’s tough antitrust regulations. Charges believed to be forthcoming.

Weapons Programs Slowdown in DoD Budget Plan

weapons programs

the Pentagon’s $584 billion budget plan for 2017-2021 contains significant slowdowns in some weapons programs, specifically the Long-Range Strike Bomber.

Norway Looks Solid for F-35 Purchase Commitment

A leaked document indicates Norway remains committee to F-35 procurement as its first model rolled off the Lockheed Martin line Tuesday.

Congress Still Debating Veterans Benefit Cuts

Congress is considering a number of ways to further restore veteran benefits by making financial cuts in other legislative areas.

Navy is the Best Situated Service for FY14

Part of the Navy’s strong budget position is forward thinking cyber capabilities, cyberwarfare is seen as the nation’s most serious threat by national security leaders.

Local Aviator Calls for Halt of F35-B

F-35B

Not all F35s are equal; Chip Dudderar says the Marine’s version should be scrapped while testing proceeds on the Air Force and Navy models.

Defense Bill Signed

Obama has signed the Defense Authorization Bill, despite reservations.

X-47B Sparks UFO Reports

X-47B UCAS-D cruise

Drone’s cross-country transport to Pax River alerted conspiracy theorists.

Viper To Get Chopped?

Official tells Inside Defense that program will be dropped in favor of new helicopters.