November 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Get a Sneak Peek of Festival of Trees -

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Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New F-35 Deal a ‘Historic Milestone’

New F-35 Deal a 'Historic Milestone'

The DoD-Lockheed Martin deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time. It’s being called a “historic milestone.”

DoD Loses $28B in Expired Funds

DoD

The first ever Pentagon audit led to the discovery of nearly $28B in funds that expired in 2018. The military is prevented from using expired funds for new projects.

Boeing 737 Safety System Implicated in Crash

Boeing 737-Max8

Pilots repeatedly fought to override an automatic safety system installed in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane before the plane hurtled nose-first into the Java Sea.

Can FY19 Budget Staunch R&D Spending Decline?

R&D

Congressional and Pentagon leaders are concerned that the steadily declining portion of the military budget spent on research and development is exacerbating the threat that the US is losing its technological edge against its competitors and enemies. The Senate Appropriation Committee looks to boost R&D spending in the FY19 budget.

Naval Aviation Ground Mishaps on Rise

Class C ground mishaps in naval aviation have doubled in the past decade. VADM DeWolfe Miller, Naval Air Forces chief, has made eliminating the mistakes his current No. 2 priority — behind the continued efforts to eliminate cockpit physiological episodes.

US Revising Rules on Military Drone Exports

Military Drone Exports

President Trump signed a memorandum late last week that revises rules for export of military drones, including big target and long-range reconnaissance drones such as the Predator and Reaper aircraft.

Small Drones = Big Problems in Middle East

Funding for Drones

The threat of small unmanned aerial systems overseas – especially in Iraq and Syria – has been a key focus of top leaders from across the Department of Defense. The problem has become so acute that top officials in the region have made counter-drones the top force protection priority.

DoD Proposes 2019 BRAC

BRAC

DoD’s latest attempt to gain congressional support for a BRAC round has the Government Accountability Office, not an independent commission, validate the analysis before Congress makes the final call.

Primes Rate Their Subs

Prime contractors assess sub-contractors, find room for improvement.

Mikulski Optimistic on Avoiding Shutdown

Senator Mikulski believes that Congress can pass a stopgap spending measure by this weekend and avoid an October 1 government shutdown.