(LATEST ARTICLES IN BOLDFACE ITALICS)
AIR & SPACE SMITHSONIAN
X-47B — The Navy’s test model tailless unmanned combat air system is going to be tested on land and sea.
Making MUSIC Together — U.S. Army blending manned and unmanned aircraft in new full spectrum Combat Aviation Brigades
SOUTHCOM — Budget cuts squeeze counter drug efforts
Submarines — Ohio-class replacement program challenged by sequestration
Two More Decades — Marines’ Light Armored Vehicles staying in service until 2035
Unmanned Aircraft – Marine Corps’ STUAS almost ready
Acceptable Risk– Pentagon budget cuts slow down Marines’ acquistion of planes, amphibious ships
Outside the Box – DARPA wants to help the Marines build a combat vehicle faster and cheaper
Banana Wars — How the Marine Corps pioneered dive bombing and close air support tactics during the Central American “Banana Wars” of the 1920s and ’30s (part of a Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation package)
Back to the Beach — Marine Corps reemphasizing amphibious assault in its expeditionary toolbox.
Over the Horizon and Under the Sea — Navy exploring new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology.
U.S. COAST GUARD FORUM
On Thin Ice — Coast Guard looks for a new heavy icebreaker
Human Geography — Mapping the Earth’s trouble spots and the people who live there
Force Protection — War-driven developments in body, vehicle armor
Roadside Bombs — Widening threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
Human Geography — Military seeks skills, technology to avoid costly cultural misunderstandings
Military Energy — Army Moving on Renewable Energy for Bases
2014 Defense Budget – Unmanned aircraft numbers down
Let’s Get Small — Manufacturers Reducing Sensor Size to Fit Smaller Unmanned Vehicles
DIY Robots — Small companies start with big ideas
Keep in Touch — Unmanned Underwater Systems seek better ways to communicate with their operators and each other.
Robots Fare Well – Defense budget cuts skip over unmanned programs
Wanted — U.S. military seeks more unmanned vehicles in Fiscal 2011 budget
Danger ‘bots — Robots that go where it’s too dangerous, too far or too small for humans to tread.
Defense Technology International
Making Do — Army, Marine Corps ground vehicle reset could be suppliers’ boom
Ready for Prime Time — The quest to scan air passengers for dangerous objects without breaching individual privacy rights
Back to the Future — Obama packs administration with ex-Clinton officials
ARES on Defense Blog
Unmanned Systems — Pigeon=holed by success?
Libya — No Sale on Libya No Fly Zone
Libyan Fallout — Greater MANPADs threat
DARPA and Robots — Why Can’t a Robot Be More Like a Man?
Coast Guard — Looking to fill unmanned air patrol gap
Switchblade — AeroVironment’s Lethal Little Unmanned Aircraft is Ready
U.S. Navy and Unmanned Vehicles — Budgetary Hard Times Lower All Boats
Unmanned Vehicles at the Poles — Ice is Only One of the Challenges
Missile Movie — Missile Defense Advocates Release Their Own ‘Inconvenient Truth’
FBI Scouting UAVs — Not Just G-Men, but UAV Men
Shiver Me Aerostats — U.S. Navy Exploring Tethered Blimps to Counter Pirates
Mind the Ming — Think tanks recommend adding space-based layer to U.S. anti-missile defense
AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Army Aviation — Army seeks $5 billion for aircraft in 2014 budget
Shakey Partnership — With the Afghan border situation deteriorating, the Defense Dept. strives to reassure Pakistan—and Congress
Gas Attack — Fuel prices could hurt Defense, NASA, Homeland Security
F-35 Alternative Engine — Obama Pentagon wants to cut second Joint Strike Fighter engine
Defense Secretary Robert Gates — Aviation Week picks Gates as Person of the Year
Strategy Shift — Homeland security outlook for 2008
In the Money — Homeland Security budget in Bush-Congress spending battle
No Coke, Pepsi — Canadian firm develops liquid explosives detector
Who Do You Trust? — TSA’s public-private registered traveller program
Washington Outlook column — About nuclear weapon mismanagement, Gates in the Air Force tanker thicket, candidate Obama on space
Washington Outlook column — Pentagon assessment of Afghanistan/Pakistan, strategic deterrence in space, spacesuit flap
Links to a boatload of articles I did for McGraw-Hill publications like Aviation Week, Airports and Homeland Security and Defense are listed in digest form at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library website.
Show Us the Money – What programs should Congress be spending homeland security funds on?
Budget 2005 — Where is the homeland security money going?
Homeland Security & Defense
Reporting from Charleston — Bioterror countermeasures, Port of Charleston to be testbed, New maritime security rules
After inventory — DHS plans to ramp up IT capabilities
Hand-held Detector — Device can identify liquids in sealed containers
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Counter MANPADS — Northrop Grumman says its jammer could go on Civil Reserve Air Fleet
NON-DEFENSE, HOMELAND SECURITY WRITING
Associated Press — Washington
Shareholder Rights — Activist Ralph Whitworth fights to give shareholders a voice
Corporate Gadfly — Rich American Gadfly Evelyn Y. Davis likes to exasperate corporate chieftains
Associated Press — New York
Mob Wars — Reputed John Gotti lieutenant killed by car bomb
Manhunt — Nationwide search for missing son of reputed mob leader