September 26, 2022

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Hogan: Maryland Is Cyber Capital of US

Cyber Capital

Gov. Larry Hogan touts Maryland as the “cyber capital of America” at a recent bill signing in Annapolis. The state is home to 60 federal civilian agencies and 20 military installations. Three bills from this year’s legislative session aim to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity network.

Defense Industry Wary of Buy American

Defense advocates note that foreign military sales fuel a $40.6 billion trade surplus for the sector and help Washington gain interoperability with allied militaries, and they warn those benefits could decline under Biden’s Buy American plans.

Restrictions Lifted at Vets Cemeteries

Restrictions

Starting Wednesday and just ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the Veterans Affairs department will lift restrictions on visitors to veterans cemeteries provided they have been vaccinated against coronavirus. That means no masks and no social distancing required, and no limits on group size.

Wrecked Plane Thought to Be 1940-50s Navy Aircraft

An Eastern Shore TV station news helicopter discovered what appears to be a crashed plane in the waters of Wroten Island in Dorchester County. The wreck site is surrounded by trees and marsh, so the only visibility is from above. A Navy underwater archaeologist believes the aircraft is from the 1940s or ’50s. It has NATC on the tail portion, according to the report.

Air Force & Navy Search for New High-Tech Fighter Aircraft

high-tech fighter aircraft

Both the Air Force and Navy are each developing a new high-tech fighter aircraft, but details are secret and approaches to the need vary. Likely the answer will be a system not a single aircraft.

First DoD-Wide Audit Announced

Pentagon Jobs

The Pentagon’s office of the inspector general announced the start of the first agencywide financial audit. Beginning in 2018, audits will occur annually.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

force restructure plan

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

Budget Hawks Call for Pentagon Spending Cuts

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Conservative members want non-defense items stripped from budget.

Gate 3 Closure Snarls Lexington Park Traffic

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Commissioners complain to base commander, who points to budget reductions by Washington.

Pentagon Creates Acquisitions ‘Fast Lane’

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Warfighter Senior Integration Group will replace the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell for quick turnaround projects.