August 25, 2019

Is F-35 ‘Ready to Go at 50 Below’?

'ready to go at 50 below'

Along with everything else, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has to operate in harsh weather conditions. A series of tests is slated for Eielson AFB in Alaska, with the motto, “Ready to Go at 50 Below!”

NAS Pax River Is Draw for Tech Jobs

NerdWallet analyzed 381 metropolitan areas in the US with populations of more than 50,000 to identify the regions of the country that balance opportunity for tech workers with the cost of living. See where the California-Lexington Park area ranks on its list of the Best Places for Tech Jobs.

Valve Suspected in Hornets’ & Growlers’ Hypoxia

Hypoxia Hornet

Researchers studying hypoxia incidents say a valve has been identified and might be causing problematic cabin pressure changes in F/A-18E and F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during flight.

Maryland Sends Delegation to Paris Air Show

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Gov. Larry Hogan led a delegation of eight Maryland businesses to the 52nd Paris Air Show, the world’s largest aerospace industry event, Eye on Annapolis reports. The state of Maryland set up a promotional booth at the show last week where Maryland businesses showcased products and services. The governor and members of his executive team met with top aerospace companies to promote Maryland’s aerospace industry and to recruit…

Trump Budget Ramps Up Defense Spending

Donald Trump budget

President Donald Trump said he will propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense and infrastructure.

Retired General Mattis Chosen for DefSec

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as defense secretary.

Hoyer Requests Veterans Clinic Update

CBOC outpatient clinic

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer helped secure funding for a replacement veterans community-based outpatient clinic in Charlotte Hall that was set to open in 2013, but has yet to open its doors. The congressman has sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald asking for a specific plan and timeline for when Southern Maryland veterans can expect the clinic to open.

Congressmen Address Baltimore VA Issues

Congressmen Hoyer and three other MD congressmen meet with VA Secretary over findings in a 2014 Inspector General’s Report on the VA’s Baltimore Regional Office.

DoD Report Defines Contractor Motivation

Pentagon

Acquisition report emphasizes the need for competition and reviewed defense contractors’ performance to determine what motivates them.

Services Contractors Face New Challenges

Federal services contractors are responding to government spending reductions, changing customer demands and increasing competition.