Top U.S. Navy officials have expressed confidence that the Pentagon and Congress will approve funding for the $100B Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines program through a special account outside the service's annual shipbuilding budget, USNI News reported Tuesday.
Sen. Roger Wicker and Commissioner Brendan Carr have announced that the Federal Communications Commission intends to run a $100 million pilot program that aims to provide telehealth services for low-income U.S. citizens. The Connected Care Pilot Program will focus on providing healthcare for veterans and Americans residing in rural areas, FCC said Wednesday. The …Read More »
Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile …Read More »
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has said the U.S. Navy will install new oxygen-level monitoring systems on all T-45 naval training jets by February as part of efforts to address issues with the aircraft’s oxygen systems. Wicker, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Seapower, said in a press release published Wednesday that …Read More »
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) are scheduled Thursday to introduce a bill that seeks to grow the U.S. Navy‘s fleet to 355 ships, Defense News reported Wednesday. A draft bill obtained by Defense News states that the fleet buildup should be implemented “as soon as practicable.” Wittman, …Read More »
The Senate Commerce Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that would authorize $19.5 billion in fiscal year 2017 funds to help NASA sustain space investments that seek to support space exploration programs. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a statement released Wednesday the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016 would direct …Read More »
A bipartisan group of three Republican and three Democratic senators has introduced a bill that aims to help NASA sustain and build on space investments to support space exploration. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016 allocates $19.5 billion in funds to the space agency for fiscal year 2017, according to a press release …Read More »