November 24, 2017

F-35 Destined for Combat Test

F-35 Destined for Combat Test

So far this year, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been deployed twice, though neither deployment was in a combat capacity. With the US waging increasingly anti-terror operations, as the military deploys more and more it seems unavoidable that the F-35 is destined for a combat test.

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

Trump to Speak From Carrier Deck in Newport News, Va.

Trump in Newport News

Days after a pro-military speech before a joint session of Congress, President Trump visits Newport News Shipyard, a center of nuclear-powered shipbuilding for Navy.

Trump Promises to End Sequestration

Donald Trump federal contractors

Now President-elect Trump has to figure out how to make that happen.

Homeland to Share Cyber Indicators with Industry

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The Department of Homeland Security will start automatically sharing cyber-security threat indicators — not incidents — with industry.

China’s Territory Expansion Efforts Draw US Ire

China’s development of artificial islands in So. China Sea draws criticism from DoD officials, including US Pacific Command head Adm. Harry Harris.

Morning Coffee: Energy is US Cyber’s Weak Link

Nuclear-safety regs after Three Mile Island incentivized compliance, government should use the same method for cyber-security compliance of all energy distributors, says study.