Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 11 2012

DOD considers 4 sequester scenarios

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2012-08-11 09:15
Increasingly concerned time is running out for Congress, the Pentagon is assessing all options, including the implications of a one-year, $100 billion, government-wide “mini-sequester” deficit-reduction deal.
Aug 9 2012

Pentagon proposes more robust role for its cyber-specialists

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-08-09 20:11
Proposal gives military cyber-specialists OK to take action outside computer networks to defend critical U.S. computer systems—a move officials say would set a significant precedent.
Aug 9 2012

USCG Rescue pilot, blinded by laser, lands helo safelypper - Thu, 2012-08-09 17:06
A Coast Guard chopper responding to a possibly distressed boater off the South Carolina coast was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot was temporarily blinded by a laser.
Aug 9 2012

F-35 Completes First Airborne Weapons Separation Top Stories - Thu, 2012-08-09 14:15
The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully released a weapon in flight.
Aug 9 2012

U.S. and Gulf Allies Pursue a Missile Shield Against Iranian Attack

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2012-08-09 04:10
Such a regional defense system is meant to send a pointed message to Tehran, but will require partners to put aside historic rivalries, share information and coordinate their arsenals.
Aug 8 2012

5 Somalis indicted again for Navy ship attack

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-08-08 17:08
Five Somalis have been charged with piracy again after a federal appeals court ruled that an armed attack on a U.S. vessel can be considered piracy even if no one ever boards or robs the ship.
Aug 7 2012

Third LCS called 'a much improved product'

San Diego Union - Tue, 2012-08-07 20:09
Vice Adm. Thomas Copeman, commander of Naval Surface Forces San Diego says the future Fort Worth is “is a much improved product over LCS-1, as you would expect. The learning curve is almost exponential.”
Aug 7 2012

Newest LCS Begins Sailaway Top Stories - Tue, 2012-08-07 15:15
The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Fort Worth, has departed the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Wisconsin beginning her journey to the commissioning site, Galveston, Texas.
Aug 7 2012

Navy Distribution Processes Under Scrutiny

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-08-07 14:39
An initiative is under way to review a broad swath of U.S. Navy distribution and transportation processes to improve efficiency.
Aug 7 2012

Destroyer Edson headed for Michigan museum

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-08-07 13:55
Hundreds of people lined the shore in Bay City on Tuesday to watch the arrival of a 418-foot destroyer that’s expected to become the centerpiece of a ship museum in Michigan.


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