August 2019

New data shows the soaring cost of government contracts

[ad_1] Pentagon spending on federal contracts soared in fiscal year 2018, accounting for about $373 billion of $559 billion in overall contracting spend from federal agencies, according to Bloomberg Government’s 8th annual top 200 contractors report. The spending by the Pentagon is a $40.5 billion increase from the previous fiscal year and over $90 billion rise since FY2015. Total government spending increased 9 percent from the previous fiscal year, from… Read More »New data shows the soaring cost of government contracts

Italy Navy, Air Force debate where to base F-35Bs

[ad_1] ROME – As the first Italian F-35B pilots begin training in the United States, a tug of war between the Italian Navy and Air Force over the aircraft means there is still no certainty about where Italy’s STOVL jets will be based, and who will have ultimate authority over them. “These pilots will be back in Italy next year after training and we still don’t know where they are… Read More »Italy Navy, Air Force debate where to base F-35Bs

Democratic debate offers first look at candidates’ Afghanistan, national security plans

[ad_1] The 2020 presidential hopefuls saw their first significant foreign policy discussion this week during the two-night Democratic Party debate in Detroit, including questions about how long U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan. In-depth conversations on national security issues were absent from the first presidential debates — held in late June — despite numerous comments from the 20-plus declared Democratic candidates using their time on the campaign trail to attack… Read More »Democratic debate offers first look at candidates’ Afghanistan, national security plans