August 24, 2019

Big Buyouts Eyed for DoD Civilian Workers

Pentagon Jobs

Civilian defense workers could be looking at a new $40,000 buyout program set up by the Pentagon. It’s likely be a hit at DoD as the Pentagon moves to cut headquarters staff.

Wallops Rocket Launch Re-Set for June 24

Wallops launch

Wallops rescheduled its launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket, designed to release colorful clouds in space, to June 24, between 9:07 and 9:22 pm. Southern Maryland skies are in viewing range.

Navy ID’s Sailors Killed in Destroyer Collision

Fitzgerald

The Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided Saturday with a Filipino cargo ship off the coast of Japan. One of the sailors was from Maryland.

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

What’s different about the Japan’s fifth F-35A fighter jet? While that country’s first four planes were delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas/Fort Worth factory, this is the first Japanese built F-35A.

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

Who's Being Considered for the Next DefSec?

Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, the slowest pace for nominations in more than half a century. Several high-profile picks have withdrawn because of business entanglements and the vetting process has prevented many from placement in positions.

F-35 or Hornet? Which Makes Cut for ‘Top Gun’ Sequel?

So which plane will get top billing in the “Top Gun”sequel? Since the Navy F-14 Tomcat is no longer in service, will it be the F/A-18 Super Hornet or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

Trump’s FY18 Budget Cuts Hit DoD, Also

2020 Budget

The Pentagon is a winner in Trump’s proposed FY18 budget, but some cuts will impact the military as well.

Concerns Mount Over Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

cyberattacks

The US is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as Russia & China advance their cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage capabilities to challenge the US. Already classified military hardware data has been stolen.

Future Battlefield: Soldiers Plus Autonomous Support

autonomous support

How the military acquires and implements new gear determines how soldiers fight next to autonomous support from multiple domains.

US & Allies Warn China About South China Sea

US, France, Japan, and Britain navies plan a joint exercise as a “show of force” to tell China, the South China Sea is an international sea open to all commercial and military vessels.