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What Navy’s New Maritime Strategy Should Say

What Navy’s New Maritime Strategy Should Say

It’s fair to say that John Lehman is the most influential Navy Secretary of the last half century. Under President Ronald Reagan, Lehman “had an almost revolutionary impact on the Navy,” according to naval expert Norm Polmar. Lehman drove hard and pushed to build what has become known as the 600-ship Navy. Lehman knows how a… Keep reading →

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Republican Congressmen have opened up a new line of attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by drawing attention to the threat the plan could cause to manatees who enjoy the warm water discharged from one of Florida’s biggest coal fired power plants. Manatees, Florida’s state marine mammal, are gentle, slow-moving, herbivorous creatures commonly called… Keep reading →

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The overall cost for Pentagon’s weapons buying is at the lowest it’s been a decade, says the Government Accountability Office in its respected annual assessment of the military’s major programs. But that overall result, which might seem to cheer exponents of acquisition reform and of smaller Pentagon budgets, contains two smaller points well worth noting…. Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), with nine additional cosponsors, introduced a bill to amend the Public Service Health Act Wednesday night to authorize $20 million in grants for Mental Health First Aid trainings around the country. This program gives emergency services personnel, police officers, educators, primary care professionals, students and others the… Keep reading →

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For a third straight year, Virginia gained manufacturing jobs, reports the 2015 Virginia Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Virginia manufacturers added 4,114 jobs or 1.2%, from December 2013 to December 2014, running ahead of the 1% gain MNI reported for the… Keep reading →

House GOP Splits On Defense Sequestration

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CAPITOL HILL: Tensions within the GOP over the mandatory budget caps set by the Budget Control Act burst into the open recently. The chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee repeatedly warned colleagues and the leaders of the Air Force this morning that they had no choice and must live within the Budget Control Act’s spending limits. Then,… Keep reading →

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Comptroller Peter Franchot reminds taxpayers that they can skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing checks and make their tax payments online with the mobile-friendly Comptroller Online Tax Payment Service. The online service accepts payments for individual income tax, business sales and use tax, and business withholding taxes 24 hours a day,… Keep reading →

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C3 Energy Chairman and CEO Thomas M. Siebel testified before the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), during today’s hearing on “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity System.” Siebel addressed how technology innovation is reshaping the… Keep reading →

Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it was awarded an $8.4 million contract by the Internal Revenue Service for cybersecurity services required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the contract, Constellation… Keep reading →

Rep. Randy Forbes Rips 2016 Request: A ‘Wish List’

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WASHINGTON: The Republican congressman who oversees the Navy actually likes Barack Obama’s 2016 defense budget — except for one small thing: It isn’t really a budget. “It would be almost a misnomer to call this a budget. It’s [just] numbers,” Rep. Randy Forbes told me this morning, in advance of tomorrow’s budget hearing. “If you… Keep reading →

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  ARLINGTON: No one knows what the 2016 budget is really going to be. In fact, no one can even plan properly for what it might be, the highest-ranking budgeteer in Army uniformmade clear this morning. The uncertainty is coming at the Pentagon from two sides at the same time. On the demand side, there’s… Keep reading →

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