September 19, 2017

DoD Wants 5% Cut on Next Batch of F-35s

F-35s

The latest cut in the cost of the standard F-35 will bring the cost of the standard version of the jet strike fighter below $80 million.

DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

White House Threatens Veto of Senate Defense Bill

Despite a bipartisan agreement, the White House objects to what it regards as too much tinkering in the Senate defense policy bill.

Firms to Pay $13B in Whistleblower Suit

Two firms will pony up $13 billion to settle whistleblower allegations of overbilling.

Computer Science Degrees Lack Security Courses

The nation’s top colleges for computer science don’t require cybersecurity courses for graduation.

CIO: Ease Way for IT Stars to Work at DoD

computer network

DoD CIO wants lower hurdles for IT stars to transition in and out of government service.

F-35 Ejection Debate: Helmets or Pilot Height?

F-35 helmet

Debate continues over whether the heavier helmet or the size of the pilot is at issue with neck injuries risks associated with the F-35 ejection seat.

Russian & US Aircraft Too Close Over Syria

Russian & US aircraft

Moscow agrees to continue talks about continuing close encounters between their aircraft and US manned and unmanned aircraft.

Norway Looks Solid for F-35 Purchase Commitment

A leaked document indicates Norway remains committee to F-35 procurement as its first model rolled off the Lockheed Martin line Tuesday.

DHS Testing Employee Phishing Smarts

Homeland Security employees are getting extra scrutiny to see if they are able to spot and reject phishing attempts.