June 25, 2022

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Inflation Bonus Proposed for Troops

Troops making less than $45,000 would get an “inflation bonus” under an amendment proposed to the $802 billion annual defense policy bill being hammered out by Congress.

New Helicopters Headed to Andrews

Andrews

Joint Base Andrews, MD, will be the next location to receive the new MH-139 helicopter. The Grey Wolf will replace the aging UH-1N Huey and expand the base’s fleet size.

Nominations Due for TPP Member of Year

Member of Year

Nominations are open for The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is today, April 5.

Budget Calls for 4.6% Pay Raise for Service Members

The White House released its fiscal 2023 budget Monday. The $733 billion spending plan calls for a 4.6% pay raise for service members, but the services would see its active-duty end strength drop. The Navy would see a decrease of about 600 personnel.

TPP Seeks Member of Yr. Nominees

Member of Year

Nominations are open for The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award. They will be accepted until April 5.

Officials Split Over New Cyber Legislation

Cyber

Fears of cyberattacks by Russia prompted a Senate bill to create new cybersecurity requirements and standards for agencies and contractors. The CISA director praised the reporting mandate in the legislation as a critical tool for enhancing US cyber defenses. Some in the Biden administration say the bill is flawed and will make the country less safe.

DoD Outlines New Tech Strategies

Tech

The Defense Department outlined its vision for the US military to strengthen its tech superiority amid a global race for technological advantage. The plan includes a list of “critical technology areas” including biotechnology, quantum science, FutureG, trusted AI and autonomy, directed energy weapons and systems, hypersonics, and integrated sensing and cyber.

Italian Carrier Readies for Its 1st F-35B

Italian Sea Trials

Italy’s ITS Cavour will receive its first F-35B this month after the aircraft carrier started certification work in the US earlier this year. Final checks are being conducted at Cameri air base. The assembly facility is expected to turn out 90 F-35s for Italy, including 30 F-35Bs. The Cavour began its certification in February 2021 out of Naval Station Norfolk, VA.

Pax Pilots Aid Efforts to Collect Ocean Sciences Data

Ocean Sciences

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. US Navy squadron VXS-1 flies NP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft — a RC-12M King Air and a UV-18 Twin Otter — to help scientists collect data for airborne research, reports Seapower Magazine. The US Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron One is based at NAS Pax River and logs more than 400 flight hours each year. NRL oceanographer Damien Josset, who participated in the…

What the Future Holds for Remote Work

Remote

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and experts are weighing in on the future of remote work and the policies that guide it. One professor believes that many firms will adopt remote work on a permanent basis. A business exec envisions companies adding chief remote work officers. One CEO predicts rural towns will flourish if they innovate quickly.