In today’s Federal Newscast, a proposal in the 2020 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department Inspector General to tell Congress if the department experimented with the idea of weaponizing disease-carrying insects.
In today’s Federal Newscast, it appears the Navy will be dropping all charges against leadership involved in the USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision with a merchant ship.
The military press obtained what the Navy wanted to remain hidden. But should the big report, put together by a rear admiral, have been kept secret?
In today’s Federal Newscast, agency leaders are being asked to provide a list of what programs will be effected if the current partial government shutdown goes into March and April.
Navy says all of its Japan-based ships are caught up on training, certification standards, a dramatic departure from a year ago.
Although failures of basic seamanship and training were largely to blame for last year’s collisions, the Navy says it also needs to fix basic problems with the equipment it’s provided to its deck officers.
In 2018, the Navy is implementing new sleep and ship deployment schedules for its 7th Fleet after four major accidents in the prior year.
The Navy says there is still no evidence that cyber attacks played a role in the service’s two deadly collisions with commercial vessels, but there are several reasons it’s continuing to pursue that thread.
Navy knew it was “accepting risks” at least two years ago when it decided to press ahead with more demanding forward deployments in the Asia-Pacific, despite downward slide of routine maintenance and training.
In retrospect, it’s a wonder the Navy hasn’t had more accidents.