Ortanique On the Mile

Rising robberies of postal workers make dog bites appear quaint

In today’s Federal Newscast: With attacks on postal workers increasing, congress steps in. Congress also moves to get injured federal first responders…

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F-35 Lightning II Aircraft assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Burlington Air National Guard Base, prepare for takeoff, April 13, 2022, in Burlington, Vt. The first overseas deployment of the Vermont Air National Guard's F-35 fighter jets will have the pilots and their aircraft patrolling the skies of Europe during one of the most tense periods in recent history. More than 200 Vermont air guard personnel, their equipment and eight F-35s are now in Europe. (Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis/U.S. Air National Guard via AP)

Air Force awards largest ever military construction contract for F-35 facilities at Tyndall

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FILE - An F-35 fighter jet arrives at the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19, 2019. The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, suspended talks on a $23 billion deal to purchase American-made F-35 planes, armed drones and other equipment, in a rare dispute between Washington and a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf.  (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

For fiscal 2023, the Pentagon’s troubled relationship with a troubled airplane flies on

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Donald Trump

Comparing Biden and Trump on defense issues as election nears

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Director of GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management

Pentagon finding F-35 fleet sustainment difficult as build-out less than quarter complete

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Air Force

Pentagon announces agreement with Lockheed Martin for hi-tech planes

The Pentagon’s F-35 program office recently announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the next batch of nearly 500 of the hi-tech planes.

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United States Air Force Historical Research Agency (USAFHRA) , Maxwell AFB, Alabama Air Force

Building planes like iPhones: How the Air Force can adapt to rapidly-changing technology

The Air Force may be looking to adapt a mid-20th century program to modern technologies in order to produce it’s sixth-gen fighter plane.

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F-35, edge computing

F-35s still testing far below targeted mission-capable rate

Dan Grazier, the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project for Government Oversight, said the current numbers for the F-35 aren’t looking good.

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