June 19, 2019

Ashton Carter Picked As Next DefSec

DefSec Budget

Ashton Carter tabbed as the next DefSec but the choice will not be immediately announced because the vetting process is not complete.

Next Math Circle Dec. 6

The Southern Maryland Math Circle program is open to all middle school and high school students, as well as any interested adults

3rd STEM-ING Event

STEM

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Inspiring the Next Generation (STEM-ING) event is designed for middle and high school girls SoMD to gain exposure to the STEM fields and associated careers.

Maryland UAS Test Site Gets FAA Clearance

The University of Maryland’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in California, MD received a Certificate of from the FAA to fly the Talon 240 UAV.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

Pax Force Videoed on JSF Night Flights at Nimitz

Video of a F-35 Lightning II from the Pax River Integrated Test Force conducting the first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.

Parties Must Cooperate on DoD Budget

Pentagon Capitol

Republicans are still short on the votes required to end debate on bills such as an annual DoD budget, so the two parties must agree on difficult issues.

Wind Farm Debate Continues

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County Wind Farm debate continues after a 2-2 vote allows the project to move forward, but not necessarily to a final vote.

Young Veterans Elected to Congress

American flag

Congress will include the largest class of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans next year, although the overall number of veteran lawmakers continues to decline.

Sequester Rollback Chances Improve

Sequester rollback is possible due to the ISIS fight, potential Republican control of the Senate, the falling budget deficit and the emerging Ebola threat.