March 24, 2019

Pentagon Hiring More Civilian Workers

Pentagon

The Pentagon is hiring more civilian employees to support expanding investments in cyber, intelligence, engineering, shipbuilding, and logistics.

Names Floated for New DefSec

Pentagon

Among those whose names are being floated for secretary of defense are Duncan Hunter, Stephen Hadley, Pete Sessions, Jim Talent, and Mike Flynn.

Lockheed Again “Top” Contractor

Lockheed leads the “Defense News Top 100” list of the largest global defense firms with Boeing, BAE, Northrop and Raytheon rounding out the top 5.

House Proposes EA-18G “Growler” Funding

The House adds $450 million to the Navy’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget for five Boeing EA-18Gs, 17 short of the desired 22 aircraft.

Morning Coffee: Satellites Improve Arctic Communication

The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may be able to significantly improve communication in the Arctic.

Budget Discussions Include Delaying JSF, Ending Fair-Share

F-35 JSF helmet

Congressmen seek end of equal allocations among military branches, call for re-balancing through strategic planning. The Reserves might not survive.