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  • Air Force News

    March 2019

    BREAKING: Air Force Budget Proposal Includes F-15EX Buy, Big Plus-Ups for Space, Hypersonics

    The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal for the Air Force would see increases for most major weapon systems and includes the controversial plan to buy eight Boeing-built F-15X jet fighters.
  • Defense Department

    March 2019

    JUST IN: Pentagon Plans to Cut Procurement, Boost R&D in 2020

    The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department would reduce procurement of existing systems while increasing research-and-development spending as the Pentagon pursues new technology to take on advanced adversaries.
  • Defense Department

    March 2019

    Nonlethal Weapons Offer Victory, De-Escalation

    By Zachary Kronisch
    In 1995, U.S. troops protected United Nations forces withdrawing from Somalia by using nonlethal weapons to both subdue hostiles and prevent conflict escalation. In doing so, they exemplified both the value and viability of alternate, nonlethal options for the warfighter.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2019

    Debate Over Qui Tam Constitutionality Resumes

    By Herb Fenster , Peter Hutt II and Carl Wiersum
    The motivating force behind the False Claims Act is its provision for qui tam enforcement, which authorizes private parties to initiate FCA cases on behalf of the United States.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2019

    Courts Narrow Liability for Retaliation Claims

    By Joseph Barton and Scott F.  Roybal
    Over the past year, several courts have limited the circumstances under which an employee may recover for violation of the federal False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision, which prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee who reports an FCA violation.
  • Defense Department

    March 2019

    The Case for Women Entering a Draft

    By Rachel A. McCaffrey
    Selective Service law requires male U.S. citizens and male immigrants — documented and undocumented — to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to register disqualifies men from receiving federal student aid, federal job training or a federal job.
  • Air Power

    March 2019

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Analysts Bash Idea of Buying F-15X Fighters for Air Force

    The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request is expected to include funding for a souped-up version of the F-15 fighter jet. But procuring the fourth-generation aircraft would be unwise as the United States faces growing threats from advanced adversaries such as China and Russia, analysts said March 6.
  • Budget

    March 2019

    Border Wall Funding in the 2020 Defense Budget?

    Rumors are swirling that the Trump administration will include money to build a wall on the Southwest border in its fiscal year 2020 defense budget request, a move that would likely encounter stumbling blocks on Capitol Hill, analysts say.
  • Defense Department

    February 2019

    With All Due Respect, It’s the Process, Stupid

    By Steve Carlson and James S.B. Chew 
    The investment seeds planted by the Defense Department’s science and technology enterprise created today’s thriving commercial electronics, commercial aviation and commercial space industries.
  • Battlefield Communications

    February 2019

    Military, Industry Gung-Ho on Software Defined Radios

    Industry is moving to supply the U.S. military with new communications technologies that are more cost-effective and offer enhanced capabilities.
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