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Day: March 17, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 17, 2021

$420,000 bonuses for pilots could save the Air Force money over time Gen. Larry Spencer (Ret.), USAF, 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, discusses bonuses for Air Force pilots, competition with commercial airlines and demand for pilots during the pandemic   Mergers and acquisitions cause obstacles for small defense companies Travis Tritten, […]

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$420,000 bonuses for pilots could save the Air Force money over time

Air Force pilots could have up to 420,000 reasons to stay in the service. The service is raising bonuses to up to $420,000 to pilots who re-up. Larry Spencer (Ret.), 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, thinks these increases are a good idea and will save money over time because starting over […]

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Mergers and acquisitions cause obstacles for small defense companies

The House Armed Services Committee has a new task force focused on reviewing the defense supply chain. The number of prime vendors has fallen by 36%. Travis Tritten, Senior Reporter at Bloomberg Government, said one factor contributing to this decline is mergers and acquisitions among large defense companies, which make it harder for smaller companies […]

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Valerie Insinna: Rep. Smith has “jumped on the bandwagon” with concerns about F-35 costs

The F-35 program will get a closer look from the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in this Congress. Congressman Adam Smith calls the program a “failure on a massive freaking scale.” “I think what’s new here is that the Air Force has actually come out and they’re saying, ‘we’re studying our tactical aircraft […]

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