Category: Defense

Defense, Industry

Partisan lines blur as Congress tries to curb Biden’s war powers

March 25, 2021


For the better part of the last two decades, Rep. Barbara Lee has been leading the charge to rein in presidential war powers. Lee, the California Democrat and lone lawmaker to vote against the first post-9/11 authorization for the use […]

Defense, Industry

U.S. provides 29 Humvees to bolster Albanian army capability

March 24, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The United States has provided 29 new Humvees to bolster Albania’s military capabilities ahead of military exercises in southeastern Europe, the Balkan nation’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim said the vehicles were part […]

Defense, Industry

U.S. top diplomat warns China threatens NATO security, calls for joint approach to counter Beijing

March 24, 2021


WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a strong rebuke Wednesday of China’s sweeping use of coercive measures and urged NATO allies to work with the U.S. in order to mount pushback on Beijing. Blinken, in an address at […]

Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Relativity Space lands first Department of Defense launch contract

March 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Relativity Space already has a significant volume of launch contracts on the books – more pre-sales for its Terran 1 rocket than any other launch vehicle in history, in fact, according to CEO and co-founder Tim Ellis. But its latest […]

Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defense industry

February 16, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

China is exploring limiting the export of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture of American F-35 fighter jets and other sophisticated weaponry, according to people involved in a government consultation. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology […]

Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Biden will invoke Defense Production Act to boost Covid vaccine production, advisor says

December 28, 2020


President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of coronavirus vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” […]

Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Senate Defense Policy Bill Would Allow Pay Increases for a Few Federal Tech and Acquisition Jobs

June 29, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Senate is slated to vote this week on its version of the annual defense policy bill, a must-pass piece of legislation that often acts as a vehicle for governmentwide workforce policy changes and this year includes provisions ensuring federal […]