December 11, 2017

Fort Meade Breaks Ground on Cyberspace Facility

A groundbreaking is scheduled today, Nov. 2, 2017, for a cyberspace facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan will give the keynote address.

F-35 Getting Closer to Combat Readiness

F-35C Combat Readiness

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is getting closer to full combat readiness, as pilots continue to test the jet in challenging environments.

Navy Urged to Revise Ship Delivery Policy

ship delivery policy

The Government Accountability Office is urging the US Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. Shipbuilders often deliver ships to the Navy with multiple defects.

Can NSA & CYBERCOM Divorce?

Hack the Air Force

Discussion of separating the NSA and Cyber Command includes severing the ‘dual-hat’ leadership. Questions remain about what CYBERCOM would look like as an independent organization.

Navy Continues Testing With Biofuels

Growler

In tests this month at NAS Patuxent River, the Navy went all out to experiment using 100 percent biofuels for its jets.

More Delays for USS Gerald R. Ford

USS Gerald R. Ford

The USS Gerald R. Ford, with its $13 billion price tag, is the most expensive warship in history. Already two years behind schedule, it faces more delays after the Pentagon’s top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat.

US Readies For ‘Emerging Battlefield’ on Internet

cyberattacks

On the Internet battlefield, who should the US fear most?

End of Vietnam Arms Embargo Draws Mild Chinese Response

China’s response to the United States’ abandonment of its Vietnam arms embargo was muted, masking simmering regional tensions.

Senate Passes 2015 Spending Bill

The $1.1 trillion 2015 spending bill approved by the Senate over the weekend funds most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.

NDAA Deal Reduces Benefits

The pay and benefits cuts were backed by both the DoD and White House in an effort to slow the growth of personnel costs.