September 19, 2017

White House Seeks Civilian & Military Pay Raise Cap

pay raise

The White House seeks to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent.

China Invited to Rim of the Pacific Exercises

China

Despite tensions in the South China Sea & tense aerial confrontations, China has been invited to attend next year’s US-hosted Rim of the Pacific exercises.

New Ops Center for Atlantic Test Ranges

NAWCAD

Construction has begun of a new operations center for the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Atlantic Test Ranges has begun. slated for completion in 2017. The project will boost the ATR’s ability to support simultaneous test operations for future and current naval aviation programs, including unmanned systems and virtual, live, and constructive battlespace environments.

F-35 to Challenge A-10 in Close Air Support

F-35 challenge A-10

It is not unprecedented for a proven aircraft to compete against a new aircraft during test and evaluation, says the DOT&E chief.

Primes Are Resilient in Second Quarter Financials

While the large contractors are holding their own, the DoD budget struggles across the floor of the House.