April 6, 2020

1st Guard Unit Receives Delivery of F-35s

Guard Unit F-35s

The Vermont Air National Guard took delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 jets. It is the first Guard unit to receive the aircraft.

DoD End-of-Year Contracts Awarded

End-of-Year Contracts

End-of-the-year Department of Defense contracts have been awarded in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, region.

Defense Contractors Look to World Market

More than 230 American defense contractors were at the Farnborough International Airshow along with a large contingent of top US government officials.

DoD Slowing Contractor Payments to Preserve Cash Flow

Pentagon Capitol

Pentagon says it will honor current contracts but faces a cash crunch with sequestration.

FAA Begins Drone Test Site Selection This Month

x-47b landing

FAA announces intention at AUVSI event in Virginia.

White House Again Says No to Layoff Notices

pink slip

Another directive tells contractors not to issue layoff warnings ahead of sequestration.

Hoyer, Dems Call for Congress to Stay in Town

capitol hill

House Democrats urge the GOP leadership to cancel the Congressional recess and deal with sequestration.

The Ghost of VH-71 Drives Layoff Debate

vh-71 presidential helicopter

Pentagon censure after the presidential helicopter shutdown is driving Lockheed to issue layoff notices before sequestration.

Dems Want New Revenue to Replace Defense Cuts

capitol hill

Sen. Harry Reid says Republicans need to agree to more taxes to pay for defense spending.

Whistle Blowers Allege Defects in V-22, JSF Engines

v-22 on ground

Rolls-Royce faces employee lawsuit.