U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate ‘Examining’ FAA Nominee Whitaker’s Qualifications

By Christine Boynton Sep 27, 2023

Senate Republicans are continuing to evaluate Michael Whitaker, President Biden’s nominee for administrator of the FAA.

Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. Senate ‘Examining’ FAA Nominee Whitaker’s Qualifications

By Sean Broderick Sep 27, 2023

Senate Republicans are continuing to evaluate Michael Whitaker, President Biden’s nominee for administrator of the FAA.

Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: October Setting Up To Be A Scary Month For Aerospace

By Michael Bruno Sep 26, 2023

October is looking ominous for aerospace and defense, and the boogeyman is Washington, D.C.

Safety, Ops & Regulation

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Indicted On Alleged Bribery Charges

By Steve Trimble Sep 22, 2023

The unsealed indictment accuses Menendez of secretly helping to release hundreds of millions of dollars of arms deals to the Egyptian government.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Shutdown Would ‘Stop Us In Our Tracks’ On ATC Improvements: Buttigieg

By Christine Boynton Sep 22, 2023

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that a U.S. federal government shutdown would stop ATC training at a critical moment.

Safety, Ops & Regulation

Senate Confirms Brown As Next Joint Chiefs Chairman

By Brian Everstine Sep 21, 2023

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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Pentagon Stands Up New UAP Activity Website

By Brian Everstine Aug 31, 2023

The Pentagon on Aug. 31 created a new website to post unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) reports as incidents are resolved.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: The Importance Of The U.S. Defense Industry’s Other Partner

By Byron Callan Aug 25, 2023

The Pentagon and Congress must keep in mind shareholder partners and their influence on the behavior of public company management.

Supply Chain

Stratcom Reviewing Warhead Stockpile, Possible Need For SLCM-N

By Brian Everstine Aug 16, 2023

The U.S. military’s nuclear command is undergoing a review of its warhead stockpile needs.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Panel Urges Limited Steps To Improve DOD Budget Flexibility

By Brian Everstine Aug 15, 2023

Capitol Hill should take limited steps to help the Pentagon improve its budgeting flexibility and speed up acquisition, a congressionally mandated panel says

Budget, Policy & Operations

Three Military Services Without Confirmed Chiefs Amid Ongoing Hold

By Brian Everstine Aug 14, 2023

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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

AFRL Opens ‘Extreme Computing’ Lab; Senators Promise $44m Markup

By Garrett Reim Aug 14, 2023

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has opened its Extreme Computing Facility in Rome, New York.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Congress Boosts Transfer Of C-130 Firefighters To California

By Guy Norris Aug 08, 2023

Legislators hope that completing the final transfer of the aircraft will end an almost decade-long saga.

Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Army To Increase Number Of Patriot Battalions

By Brian Everstine Aug 08, 2023

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.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Biden Reverses Space Command Basing Decision, Opts For Colorado

By Jen DiMascio Jul 31, 2023

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

By Brian Everstine Jul 27, 2023

The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 approved its $831.8 million defense spending bill for 2024.

Budget, Policy & Operations

L3Harris Reports Solid Q2 Earnings, Clinches Aerojet Deal

By Matthew Fulco Jul 27, 2023

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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Biden Picks Allvin To Lead U.S. Air Force

By Brian Everstine Jul 26, 2023

President Joe Biden has tapped Gen. David Allvin to become the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Biden Picks Franchetti To Lead U.S. Navy, Paparo For Indo-Pacom

By Brian Everstine Jul 21, 2023

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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Pilots’ Unions Reiterate Issues With Training, Retirement Age Proposals

By Sean Broderick Jul 18, 2023

The Allied Pilots Association, ALPA, and Southwest Airlines Pilots Association wrote an open letter to Congress and President Joe Biden.

Safety, Ops & Regulation

Congress May Be Wasting Money With AETP Support, USAF Chief Says

By Brian Everstine Jul 18, 2023

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."

Budget, Policy & Operations

House Appropriators Join Senate In Restricting 2024 NASA Spending

By Mark Carreau Jul 14, 2023

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

By Mark Carreau Jul 13, 2023

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

By Brian Everstine Jul 11, 2023

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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Hold On Military Nominations Impacting Readiness, Brown Warns

By Brian Everstine Jul 11, 2023

About 650 U.S. military officers are caught up in a blanket hold on nominations.

Budget, Policy & Operations