June 19, 2024

Still Time for Overseas Absentee Ballots for Nov. 8

June Primary

Service members, their family members, and overseas US citizens voting by absentee ballot still have time to get their votes counted in the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm elections. If you’ve requested the absentee ballot and have yet to receive it, download the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, or FWAB, which works as a backup ballot.

The Navy’s Problem? Itself.

CNO ADM Mike Gilday blames the Navy’s major problems on a culture of poor self-assessment. The reluctance to be self-critical resulted in systemic problems and stalled efforts to improve. “We are not operating to our full potential.”

Call to Replenish Paycheck Protection Program Expected

An anticipated deal between Mnuchin and Schumer plus a call from the SBA to immediate replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, suggests Congress will get an interim COVID-19 interim relief funding bill passed this week addressing small business, hospitals, and state governments.

CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

Navy Plans for Unmanned ‘Ghost Fleet’

unmanned fleet

Navy plans for a “ghost fleet” of 10 large unmanned vessels able to operate without humans aboard and estimated at $2.7 billion over the next five years.

F-35 Operating Costs Targeted by US & Europe

F35 Operating Costs

The US military and Europe officials partner to minimize F-35 operating costs to assure sustainment and future purchase goals can be reached.

Japan’s Air Force Deploys First F-35

Japan's Air Force

The Japanese air force has deployed its first operational F-35 at Misawa Air Base.

Pokémon a No-Go on Govt.-Issued Phones

Pokemon Go

The Pentagon urges troops and other DoD personnel not to play Pokemon Go on their government-issued cellphones, but there is no ban on playing the location-based augmented reality game on Defense Department property.

Aging Aircraft Forces Trips to the ‘Boneyard’

Lives for older aircraft are being stretched as waits have lengthened for delivery of the F-35 series.

Aging IT: Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad

Keeping aging IT on life support is costly and inefficient, federal CIO says.