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Weekly Military & Veterans Media Reports

01.22-28.2013 Virginia Military Media

Virginia Military Media

January 22, 2013 – January 28, 2013

Budget, Sequestration & Defense Cuts

Defense Department furloughs expected to start in April – DoD Buzz (01.28.2013)

Chief: U.S. Army Faces $17B in Sequester, CR Cuts – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Editorial: Sequestration’s Ugly Picture – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Budget Crisis Impact Laid Out By U.S. Navy – Defense News (01.25.2013)

Pentagon furloughs could start in mid-April – Politico (01.25.2013)

Colorado: The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process – CSBJ (01.24.2013)

Analysts: Washington Will Continue to Punt Big Decisions on Defense Spending – Nat’l Def Online (01.24.2013)

Defense Spending Could Bear Brunt of Sacrifice in Spending Talks – ADC (1.23.2013)

Sequestration Talks Closer To Separation From Debt Ceiling Fight – Defense News (01.23.2013)

Air Force Imposes Civilian Hiring Freeze – ADC (01.22.2013)

Some Posts Would Gain Forces under One Army Drawdown Scenario – ADC (01.22.2013)

                * Notice that Virginia is not one of them.

Debt Ceiling Measure Augurs Hard Line from Republicans on Spending – ADC (01.22.2013)

Leadership on the Hill

Durbin takes reins of powerful Defense Panel – The Hill (01.25.2013)

Bordallo to Remain Ranking Member on House Readiness Panel – ADC (01.23.2013)

Defense Industries

BAE laying off 200 in Nashua – Lowell Sun (01.28.2013)

                * Effect on Manassas, Virginia.

T-X Competition Moves Forward, Despite Funding Challenges – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Cubic Wins LCS Training Contracts – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Nonlethal Weapons: An Overlooked, Undervalued Asset – Defense News (01.28.2013)

2012 Results Mixed for U.S. Firms – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Navy’s No. 2 Civilian Chronicles Missteps in Littoral Combat Ship – Nat’l Def Online (01.28.2013)

Military Conferences Getting the Ax as Budget Uncertainty Continues – Nat’l Def Online (01.28.2013)

DoD Budget Cuts Spark Losses at General Dynamics – Defense News (01.23.2013)

Army delays GCV program – DoD Buzz (01.23.2013)

General Dynamics announces $2.1B loss – DoD Buzz (01.23.2013)

Think Tanks to Take Deeper Look Into Future of Defense Industry – Nat’l Def Online (01.23.2013)

Declining Budgets Reinforces Military’s Reliance on Industry, AFCEC Director Says – ADC (01.23.2013)

Virginia Defense & Installation News

Navy to operate at 2012 budget level – WAVY (01.28.2013)

USS Cole returns from deployment – WAVY (01.28.2013)

Carrier Gerald R. Ford gets its command island – Associated Press (01.27.2013)

Navy Cuts Focus on Operations Budget – ADC (01.27.2013)

Sailors want to know how Navy’s cuts will affect them – Virginian-Pilot (01.26.2013)

Virginia faces $1.4B loss under planned Navy cuts – Virginian-Pilot (01.26.2013)

                * Must Read!

Navy orders cuts to begin now; thousands to be fired – Virginian-Pilot (01.25.2013)

U.S. Navy: Sequester Means Strike Groups Could Stay Home – Defense News (01.24.2013)

USS New York gets “Best of Class” award – WAVY (01.24.2013)

Navy to conduct Eastern Shore landing – Associated Press (01.24.2013)

Veterans & Military Families

Disney Supports Books on Bases for Military Kids – Blue Star Families (01.28.2013)

Nevada: Green Zone Initiative is High Tech Site for Veterans – KTVN (01.23.2013)

WWII Hero, Inspiration for ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ Dies – UPI (01.23.2013)

Technology, Cyber & Energy

Report: Pentagon Eyes Fivefold Boost of Cybersecurity Force – Defense News (01.28.2013)

Pentagon to boost Cybersecurity force – Washington Post (01.27.2013)

Army Pushes ahead with Renewable Energy Initiative – ADC (01.24.2013)

Miscellaneous & Announcements

Looking behind the sightlines of an American soldier under Taliban fire – Washington Post (01.26.2013)

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