November 27, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals -

Monday, November 16, 2020

Health Equity Webinar Series Set -

Sunday, November 15, 2020

St. Mary’s Library Temporarily Reduces Services -

Friday, November 13, 2020

Esper’s Farewell: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Esper

Offering parting advice to “do the right thing,” former DefSec Mark Esper also says he was no “yes man” to President Trump.

USAF Flies Secret F-X Fighter Jet

F-X

The Air Force has built and flown a mysterious full-scale prototype of its F-X future fighter jet, but details will remain a mystery within the connected air warfare systems platforms in space or the cyber realm.

FEMA Asks for DoD Medical Help in TX and CA

About 740 military personnel were dispatched to Texas and California after the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested DoD assistance in tamping down the coronavirus pandemic. Soldiers are being dispatched from the Army’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces from the 627th Hospital Center out of Fort Carson, CO.

No Punishment – But No Protest in Uniform

Protest in Uniform

ArmySec Ryan McCarthy: “We don’t want to punish our soldiers … we want to just make sure everybody understands, we don’t want to protest in uniform.”

MD Opens Elective Medical Procedures, Beaches & More

MD Gov. Larry Hogan cited some good trends in lifting restriction on elective medical procedures and expanding outdoor activities under stay-at-home orders. But MD schools will remain closed through the school year.

Zoom Only One Security Concern

zoom

On the heels of FBI warnings about the Zoom teleconferencing tool, federal agencies are increasingly concerned about numerous vulnerabilities across as teleworking expands the surface for hacking and attacks.

Women to Register for the Draft, Says Panel

draft women

For the first time in US history, a Selective Service panel will recommend requiring women between 18 and 25 register for future military drafts as young men are required to do.

DoD Adjusts Cash Flow to Contractors in Response to Coronavirus

military raise

DoD will raise progress payments to improve cash flow to contractors as the coronavirus continues to impact the economy. Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics have already cautioned investors; Boeing has closed its Puget Sound plants; and CAE, GE, and Airbus, government contractors with large commercial exposure, are taking various aggressive actions to rein in costs and staunch losses.

Soldiers Seek Fighter-Pilot Goggles

fighter-pilot goggles

The Army’s FY21 budget calls for fighter pilot-like situational awareness, augmented reality, do-it-all goggles for nearly half of all close combat forces, from infantry to scouts and engineers — that’s more than 40,000 by next year.

Reaper Drone Gave Soleimani Little Chance

Reaper

General Atomics’ Reaper drone had Soleimani in its sights upon his commercial plane’s arrival in Baghdad. The $64 million drone is armed with laser-guided Hellfire air-to-surface missiles used in attacks on high-value terrorists.