May 25, 2024

CANCELED: US Blue Economy Topic of TPP Program

The Patuxent Partnership’s program for February 28 with US Navy retired RDML Tim Gallaudet has been canceled.

Lawmakers Announce $13M for Coastal Restoration Projects

Restoration

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, along with other Maryland lawmakers, announced $12,901,800 in National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA funding for restoration and resiliency projects to improve coastal communities and their fish and wildlife habitats.

Lawmakers Secure Funds for Mallows Bay Projects

Heritage Area

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined Maryland’s US senators to announce a $5 million investment for Mallows Bay in Charles County, MD.

GAO: Aircraft Readiness Goals Not Being Met

Readiness

A Government Accountability Office report finds that more than two dozen military aircraft fleets — the bulk of the US’s military airpower — haven’t met their annual combat-readiness goals in at least a decade.

Clutch Problems Ground CV-22 Ospreys

Osprey

US Air Force Special Ops grounded its fleet of tiltrotor CV-22 Ospreys last week after discovering “hard clutch engagement” problems. The Marine Corps said it will not ground its MV-22 Osprey fleet over the problem.

Delegation Wants Relief Aid for Seafood Processors

relief aid

Maryland’s congressional delegation is urging coordination between US Fisheries and states to quickly allocate assistance and inclusion of Maryland’s seafood processors in relief aid set aside in the CARES Act for fisheries.

Mallows Bay Designation Moves Forward

Mallows Bay

The Ghost Ships of Mallows Bay are a big step closer to permanent protection.

DefSec Contemplating Institutional Overhaul

SecDef Ash Carter is mapping an overhaul of command structure and authority, offering examples in a major address April 5.

US & Russia Collaborate in the Air

Despite tensions between the nations, US and Russia are conducting joint exercises to intercept hijacked airliners.

Sequestration ’14 Threatens 6,000+ DoD Civilian Jobs

budget axe

A Pentagon plan would cut thousands more civilian jobs if sequestration is not averted in fiscal 2014 and another looks to cut JSF costs which is hoped to increase international support of the fighter jet.