U.S. Senate ‘Examining’ FAA Nominee Whitaker’s Qualifications
Senate Republicans are continuing to evaluate Michael Whitaker, President Biden’s nominee for administrator of the FAA.
Daily Memo: October Setting Up To Be A Scary Month For Aerospace
October is looking ominous for aerospace and defense, and the boogeyman is Washington, D.C.
Senate Foreign Relations Chair Indicted On Alleged Bribery Charges
The unsealed indictment accuses Menendez of secretly helping to release hundreds of millions of dollars of arms deals to the Egyptian government.
Shutdown Would ‘Stop Us In Our Tracks’ On ATC Improvements: Buttigieg
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that a U.S. federal government shutdown would stop ATC training at a critical moment.
Senate Confirms Brown As Next Joint Chiefs Chairman
The Senate on Sept. 20 confirmed U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Pentagon Stands Up New UAP Activity Website
The Pentagon on Aug. 31 created a new website to post unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) reports as incidents are resolved.
Opinion: The Importance Of The U.S. Defense Industry’s Other Partner
The Pentagon and Congress must keep in mind shareholder partners and their influence on the behavior of public company management.
Stratcom Reviewing Warhead Stockpile, Possible Need For SLCM-N
The U.S. military’s nuclear command is undergoing a review of its warhead stockpile needs.
Panel Urges Limited Steps To Improve DOD Budget Flexibility
Capitol Hill should take limited steps to help the Pentagon improve its budgeting flexibility and speed up acquisition, a congressionally mandated panel says
Three Military Services Without Confirmed Chiefs Amid Ongoing Hold
The U.S. Navy’s top officer stepped aside Aug. 14, meaning that three services are without Senate-confirmed leaders amid an ongoing hold by a lone senator.
AFRL Opens ‘Extreme Computing’ Lab; Senators Promise $44m Markup
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has opened its Extreme Computing Facility in Rome, New York.
Congress Boosts Transfer Of C-130 Firefighters To California
Legislators hope that completing the final transfer of the aircraft will end an almost decade-long saga.
U.S. Army To Increase Number Of Patriot Battalions
The U.S. Army plans to increase its Patriot missile defense units even as it faces intense recruiting issues sparked by a congressional push to grow its force.
Biden Reverses Space Command Basing Decision, Opts For Colorado
President Joe Biden is reversing ex-President Donald Trump’s decision to move U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama and will keep it in Colorado Springs.
Senate Appropriators OK Defense Spending Bill, Adding More Aircraft
The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 approved its $831.8 million defense spending bill for 2024.
L3Harris Reports Solid Q2 Earnings, Clinches Aerojet Deal
L3Harris reported revenue of $4.69 billion in the second quarter, up 13.5% annually, while its earnings per share (EPS) of $2.97 beat analysts’ estimates.
Biden Picks Allvin To Lead U.S. Air Force
President Joe Biden has tapped Gen. David Allvin to become the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.
Biden Picks Franchetti To Lead U.S. Navy, Paparo For Indo-Pacom
President Joe Biden has picked U.S. Navy Adm. Lisa Franchetti to lead the service, becoming the first woman to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Pilots’ Unions Reiterate Issues With Training, Retirement Age Proposals
The Allied Pilots Association, ALPA, and Southwest Airlines Pilots Association wrote an open letter to Congress and President Joe Biden.
Congress May Be Wasting Money With AETP Support, USAF Chief Says
U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says the House's addition of $558 million for the force's Adaptive Engine Transition Program is akin to "throwing money away."
House Appropriators Join Senate In Restricting 2024 NASA Spending
The 13-member CJS subcommittee’s version was approved by a voice vote at the conclusion of a 30-min. session.
NASA’s Fiscal 2024 Budget Cut Under Senate, House Spending Measures
The CJS portion of the 2024 spending legislation that includes NASA and which was marked up by the full committee passed by a bipartisan 28-1 vote.
Space-Based ISR Needs New Approach In Data Use, Brown Says
There has been an ongoing debate between the services and commands on the Air Force’s plan, Brown said during his July 11 nomination hearing.
Hold On Military Nominations Impacting Readiness, Brown Warns
About 650 U.S. military officers are caught up in a blanket hold on nominations.