FILE - In this May 6, 2020, photo, United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia.  Officials from six states and the District of Columbia are in court Thursday, Sept. 24,  to ask a federal judge to halt alleged slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service that they say threaten the upcoming presidential election(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

USPS weathering the storm through 2020 election

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service reports an uptick in mail volume a few weeks ahead of Election Day, but on-time delivery is also on the rise.

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In the Arizona desert, Army got first glimpse of an AI-enabled battlefield

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Forthcoming Army plan seeks to ‘transform’ organic industrial base

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Air Force wants to help defense industry move toward digital engineering ‘pronto’

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Military leaders prepare their case for divesting unneeded weapons systems

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Teaching open systems to the next generation of defense engineers

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Rear Adm. Michael Manazir: Navy seeks to network weapon systems

From fighters to carriers to submarines, the Navy wants to network its weapons systems so their warfighting capability is greater than the sum of its parts….

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Michael Sullivan: Remaining transparent on the F-35 upgrade

The Government Accountability Office wants DoD to declare the update of the F-35 a separate acquisition program for transparency and accountability reasons….

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Weapons and budget cuts

On this week’s edition of Bgov’s Capital Impact show, host Allen Scott looks at the Air Force’s budget problems and the effect of sequestration on weapons systems.

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