August 18, 2019

Trump Moving Past Planned Strike on Iran

Trump says he was looking forward to moving past a strike on Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US drone last week by elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces.

Rogue IT Admins Are Cybersecurity Threat

The most dangerous cybersecurity threat facing US agencies might be a rogue IT administrator bent on destruction of critical infrastructure.

Mechanical Failure Downs Global Hawk

Navy investigators conclude that a mechanical failure, not the crew’s actions, caused a NAS Pax River Global Hawk UAV to crash on the Eastern Shore in 2012.

More than 400 Military Drones Crashed Since 2001

Military drones crashed into homes, farms, runways, highways, waterways and an Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane in midair.

DoD Contract Awards Down Again

contracts

Pentagon contracts fell 29 percent in May from a year earlier, the fifth drop in the past six months, driven in part by automatic budget cuts.

Morning Coffee: 2014 Outlook for Large Contractors

money

2014 will be a tough year for defense contractors, but if companies can endure the fiscal year the worst could soon be in the past.

Surveillance Aircraft Top House Priority

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities are top priorities and include the Northrop Global Hawk and Boeing P-8 aircraft.

Navy Expands Typhoon Relief

The USS George Washington carrier group, amphibious assault ships and additional Marines are on the way to the Philippines.

Navy: Mechanical Failure Caused Global Hawk Crash

Capt. Jim Hoke

BAMS-D Captain says last month’s drone crash was the result of mechanical failure, not user error or communications.

Pax River Cleans Up Drone Crash Site

BAMS-D

The cause of the Global Hawk accident is still under investigation.