September 21, 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

Navy Getting Out of Missile Defense

missile defense

The US Navy has long wanted out of the missile defense business. Plans for a space-based sensor layer could let that happen.

Will a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

Defense Policy Bill

Congress has only a few days left to pass a funding package for several large federal agencies and general government appropriations to avoid a government shutdown.

Congress Wants Details of Afghan Strategy

Appearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee this week, DefSec James Mattis described the US’ Afghanistan strategy as “R4+S” — “regionalize, realign, reinforce, reconcile, and sustain.”

DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

Missile Defense Higher Priority

Missile defense develop is rising as a result of more aggressive posturing by North Korea, China and Russia.

US, European Defense Sales Slide, Russia’s Up

money

Focus is on budgets, as U.S. defense sales slip yet again and Pentagon struggles to rein in spending.

Joint Chiefs Chair & Vice-chair Face SASC

Gen. Martin Dempsey and Adm. James Winnefeld will field global questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee, but confirmation of second terms for the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Joint Chiefs is expected.