September 20, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Trump Executive Order Freezes Federal Hiring

Executive Order Hiring Freeze Trump

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday freezing some federal government hiring. He said it would affect all employees “except for the military.”

DefSec Mattis Cleared to Begin Work

DefSec Mattis

Newly sworn in DefSec James Mattis held what the Defense Department called a “Top 4″ meeting Saturday that included Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work; and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

CEO Says Lockheed Can Get F-35 Cost Down

F-35 jets

President-elect Donald Trump met with Lockheed Martin’s CEO Marillyn Hewson late last week, where Hewson indicated she will get the cost of the F-35 stealth fighter jet down.

The Year Ahead for Military UAVs

Military Drone Exports

The US and the West are not alone when it comes to fielding advanced unmanned aerial vehicles. Its likely in 2017 western militaries will invest in complex UAVs; smaller countries will seek a basic level of drone capability.

New Goals Outlined for Navy’s Fleet

355-ship navy

The US Navy released a new fleet plan that calls for 355 ships, outlining an increase in the size of its high-end large surface combatant and attack submarine fleets but a modest increase in its amphibious ship fleet.

What’s Next for Federal Contractors?

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

As the clock ticks down to the end of the Obama era federal contractors are wondering what’s next?

Retired General Mattis Chosen for DefSec

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as defense secretary.

Trump’s Cabinet Taking Shape

Former military intelligence chief and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be President-Elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Trump’s cabinet is taking shape.