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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has received White House approval to nominate three-star Navy Adm. Michael Gilday to become the next Chief of Naval Operations, Defense News reported Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Gilday, currently the Director of the Joint Staff, would be promoted over several four-star colleagues who will remain in their current roles.READ MORE
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he continues to seek a comprehensive two-year budget agreement that would lift the debt limit and set fiscal 2020 federal spending before the August congressional recess to avoid a potential mid-September government default and Oct. 1 shutdown. “We’ll be trying to reach an agreement soon because theREAD MORE
Washington state has filed suit against the Navy over expansion of jet operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, charging that the service failed to fully factor how the additional jet noise would impact people and wildlife, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. In March, NAS Whidbey Island, located near Oak Harbor along the state’s PugetREAD MORE
When it comes to grooming new leadership in defense communities, first-hand training and insights from others who have been in the trenches can often make a big difference between local leadership success or potential community confusion. The Defense Community Leadership Academy (DCLA) scheduled Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., and co-hosted by ADC and Blue StarREAD MORE
The Defense Department invites companies to participate in its 2020 DoD Acquisition Public-Private Talent Exchange Program. The six-month exchange program provides the opportunity for mid-career private sector and government acquisition professionals to gain improved understanding of each other’s business operations and share innovative best practices. Through the insights of both private-sector and DOD participants, companiesREAD MORE
Senate Republicans are renewing concerns about a White House proposal to use a one-year continuing resolution (CR) to fund fiscal 2020 federal spending and avoid a potential October government shutdown, according to a report in The Hill. Sen. Dave Perdue (R-Ga.), a member of the chamber’s Budget Committee, issued a letter co-signed by 16 GOPREAD MORE
The two earthquakes that struck Southern California late last week opened fault lines on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, USNI reported Tuesday. The major weapons station, a key Navy research and development site for aviation and weapons systems testing, remained evacuated except for mission-essential personnel, according to the USNI report. The installation has beenREAD MORE