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Archive for February, 2015

Top 5 Homeland Security Contractors Spend $107M Lobbying, Receive $9B in Contracts

Feb. 27, 2015 — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill today are considering a $40 billion spending bill that would continue to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If passage of this bill fails, the DHS is scheduled to partially shut down at midnight on Feb. 28, 2015. The Senate has already voted 68-31 in favor […]

NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 12 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. There is a 30-minute window for the launch. Read more here:: NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of […]

NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy

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Solarium 2015: Developing agile, adaptive leaders

“Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you’ll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told 84 captains from throughout the Army. As the Army prepares to execute its strategy: “The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World,” the […]

Service members urged to take overseas housing allowance survey

U.S. Army Europe is asking Service members in Germany, who reside off-post in privately leased or rental housing, to take part in the annual housing survey, March 1-31. Read more here:: Service members urged to take overseas housing allowance survey Bookmark It Hide Sites

Senior enlisted advisers testify on quality of life on Capitol Hill

The senior enlisted advisors from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force were on Capitol Hill, Feb. 25, to testify on quality of life concerns. Read more here:: Senior enlisted advisers testify on quality of life on Capitol Hill Bookmark It Hide Sites

Joint Staff approves Humanitarian Service Medal for service during Operation Damayan

The Joint Staff announced eligibility guidelines Jan. 14 for the Humanitarian Service Medal for Republic of the Philippines Relief Efforts, known as Operation Damayan. Read more here:: Joint Staff approves Humanitarian Service Medal for service during Operation Damayan Bookmark It Hide Sites

Dianda Wants MDOT Accountable for Issues Found in State Audits

LANSING – In a joint meeting yesterday of the House Transportation Committee, Oversight and Ethics Committee, and Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) demanded that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) be held accountable for problems concerning unused railcars and road work warranties. The committees brought MDOT Director Kirk Steudle in to answer […]

FCC Skips Congress, Approves Net Regs

Feb. 26, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called “net neutrality” regulations (partial transcript of meeting enclosed): “The FCC has voted to do that which Congress has denied — and that’s essentially to rewrite the […]

Senator Stabenow, Congresswoman Miller Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Stop Asian Carp

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation to stop Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes, which put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk. Invasive species pose a grave threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem and the region’s $7 billion recreational fishing and […]

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