November 20, 2017

Wanted: Private Pilots for Practice Dogfights

The Pentagon is looking for a few good bad guys for practice dogfights.

Opinion: F-35 Vital to Canadian Readiness

Canada

Canada’s former defence staff chief says the F-35 must come back into the mix for the US’ northern neighbor.

Carter SecDef Nomination on Fast Track

Ash Carter received a unanimous vote from a Senate Armed Services Committee eager to see the SecDef nominee at the Pentagon.

Morning Coffee: When Can UAVs Strike Americans?

Obama’s recent tightening of guidelines for the use of CIA attack UAVs is hampering efforts to eliminate a suspected American al-Qaida operative.

Full Fiscal 2014 DoD Funding Possible

A full fiscal 2014 Pentagon spending bill will be included in a compromise measure that must pass before next Tuesday night to avert a gov. shutdown.

DC a Magnet for “1-Percenters”

money stack

Mega-rich individuals are often providers and innovators of information technology such as cyber-security, cloud computing and data mining for both commercial and federal customers.

Pax River Tricare Center to Close

Tricare healthcare center to close in the spring due to cost cutting effort. Face-to-face services will be replaced by toll-free phone and online access.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

FY14 Pentagon Funding Uncertainty “Extraordinary Situation”

Three very different 2014 DOD funding scenarios are still being considered a month and a half into the fiscal year.

Cyber Weaponry a Considered Option in Syria

A Senate committee narrowly supports a US strike in Syria with time and force restrictions while private discussions at the Pentagon, Fort Meade and D.C. include cyber options.