June 25, 2018

Federal Workers Face Trio of Workforce Reduction Orders

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Federal workers are not only facing anti-union sentiments in Congress and a presidential desire to make firings easier, three executive orders were signed this week designed to shrink the federal workforce through hiring freezes, attrition, reform plans and vacancies.

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

Upgraded Tomahawk System Delivered to Fleet

Tomahawk

The US Navy has delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, software modernization was required.

Automatic Cuts Could Claim 1 Million Jobs

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Bipartisan study estimates the employment impact of sequestration.

The Future is Complex

The future of Naval Air warfare is data links, complicated data links.

Contracts Galore

v-22 on ground

NAVAIR begins catching up after long, slow holiday.

Raytheon Wins Big

NAVAIR solicited five new contracts yesterday and awarded four others.

Ice Age for JSF?

F-35 production freeze could last four years.