Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 28 2013

Contractors push back on JSF criticism

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-02-28 14:48
Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney are pushing back against criticisms leveled by Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the head of the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office.
Feb 27 2013

USMC 3-star to retired CNO: ‘Where’s the beef?’

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-02-27 19:15
The Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for manpower questions the analysis behind a new report suggesting the service should cut another 10,000 Marines, bluntly asking, “Where’s the beef?”
Feb 26 2013

Roughead: USMC can cut another 10K people

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 20:15
The Navy’s former top officer has suggested cutting the Marine Corps by an additional 10,000 personnel, dropping the service’s manning levels to approximately 172,000.
Feb 26 2013

Hagel confirmed as SecDef after long battle

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 17:04
A seven-week battle over the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon came to an end Tuesday.
Feb 26 2013

DoD releases new plan for mobile devices

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 15:28
Troops may soon see new cell phones and wireless tablet computers issued across the force after top DOD tech officials issued a long-awaited plan for military use of mobile devices.
Feb 26 2013

New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-02-26 14:57
The agency is warning that unless lawmakers act, some currently operating clinics may have to close when their leases expire and other long-planned expansions will not go forward.
Feb 26 2013

Aviation chief: USMC can weather budget cuts

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 11:16
The Marine Corps’ head of aviation is downplaying the gloom-and-doom rhetoric being used to describe the effect budget cuts could have if Congress fails to derail sequestration by the Friday deadline.
Feb 24 2013

House Intelligence Chairman: U.S. 'Losing' Cyber War

The Wall Street Journal - - Sun, 2013-02-24 14:19
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said recent reports about Chinese hacking show the U.S. is losing a global cyber war.
Feb 22 2013

CNO stresses safety in the face of cuts

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-02-22 17:17
As the Navy prepares for deep cuts to its training and maintenance budgets, its top officer has a message for all commanders—there’s a limit to doing more with less.
Feb 22 2013

Entire F-35 fleet grounded over engine issues

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-02-22 15:15
The DOD has suspended all test flights for the entire F-35 joint strike fighter fleet because of engine problems.


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