June 25, 2018

Engineering Club Checks Out NAVAIR, NASA

Engineering Club

College of Southern Maryland’s Engineering Club took a trip from the La Plata Campus to Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt in February, getting a glimpse of possible career opportunities.

VADM Suggests Incentive Pay, Bonuses to Keep Pilots

VADM Robert P. Burke believes the Navy may need to offer aviation incentive pay and aviation bonuses to help retain pilots. “We continue to face challenges within some historically retention-challenged communities, particularly among aviators in specific model/type/series platforms,” Burke told Congress.

DoD Report Critical of F-35’s Progress

F-35

Lockheed Martin defends F-35’s progress in response to a critical Pentagon report saying efforts to improve the joint strike fighter’s reliability are “stagnant.”

Drones Sending Sensitive US Data to China’s Cloud

ICE intelligence suggests small drones by Chinese firm Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) and purchased in the US were likely downloading sensitive US infrastructure data to the Chinese government’s cloud.

Technology Lag Biggest Threat to US

technology

The US is losing ground in the technology war. China is investing in artificial intelligence and information-aimed equipment and capabilities the US is “presently unable to match,” says the Marine Corps’ assistant director of intelligence.

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

Hoyer to NASA: Protect Vital Missions

Seniors

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has joined US Sen. Chris Van Hollen and all of the Democratic members of the Maryland congressional delegation to urge NASA to protect two missions that are vital to Maryland’s leadership in earth and space science.

DoD Sets Sights on Low-Ball Bids

low-ball bids

The Pentagon is looking for ways to end low-ball bids for development project from contractors banking on collecting other DoD funds later.

Confrontations Escalate in Persian Gulf

Iran escalates confrontations with US warships in the Persian Gulf.

F-35B Debuts at Rugged Exercise Red Flag

Attack Aircraft

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is getting a workout — and a good report.